METEO 470: Climate Dynamics
(Building your own climate model)
Purpose and Content
This course will provide a fundamental understanding of the climate system. We will study the interaction of its multiple components: Atmosphere, Oceans, Land Surface, and Ice. The course will include project-based learning components where the students build their own climate system models as well as perform rotating tank experiments to gain physical insights. The course will stress understanding climate dynamics through exploring feedbacks and interactions among the system components. Present-day and paleoclimate climate examples will be used to illustrate the complexity of the system.