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Climate Variability

The course covers the natural and anthropogenic processes that control the Earth's climate and climate variability over time. The course covers:

  • Theories of climate variability on different time scales
  • Theories of the climate control mechanisms and feedback mechanisms
  • Natural climate archives
  • Human impact on climate

This course is taught as a distance learning course in English and the course is a component of the Bachelor's Programme in Earth Science, Distance Learning and it can also be taken as an individual course.

IT-distance via learning platform for distance courses Moodle.

Enrollment key for Moodle will be sent to your student e-mail! Before the course starts, you will receive an e-mail from us with information about roll call, registration, schedule, course literature, etc. Be sure to check your email (also look in the spam filter).

  • Course structure

    IT-distance via learning platform for distance courses Moodle.

    Teaching format

    The course is given only as a distance learning course. The teaching consists of web-based teaching and independent project work.


    For details see syllabus. 

    Plagiarism and regulations for disciplinary matters

    As a student you must be conscientious about clearly accounting for the material used in the texts that are submitted for examination. To use another person’s expressions or ideas without stating the source is plagiarism. To translate and/or change some words in someone else’s text and present it as your own is also a form of plagiarism. Plagiarism is considered cheating and if discovered in an exam or paper, the exam or paper will be failed immediately and disciplinary measures may be taken.

    Any student who is caught cheating or disrupting academic activities may be suspended from lectures and exams for a period of up to six months. The Vice Chancellor or the Disciplinary Council decide whether the student is to be subject to any disciplinary measures. 

    Read more about the rules and regulations here: Governing documents relating to education.


    Margareta Hansson

  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

  • Contact

    Registration is normally done at the beginning of each semester. If you have not received information about registration you can contact the student office directly. 

    Student office (Registration questions) 
    Lena Åkerblom

    Course responsible
    Margareta Hansson

    Study counsellor and contacts