The Earth's Climate and Climate Change, Introductory Course, 7.5 credits

About the education

The course describes how the large-scale circulation in the atmosphere and ocean creates the Earth's climate zones and central climate processes: energy transports, radiation balance, greenhouse effect and climate variations. Furthermore the basic outlines for weather forecast models and climate models are presented, as well as scenarios for the future climate. A key subject is the anthropogenic effects on the Earth's climate, mainly through emission of greenhouse gases.

Subject: Meteorology

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Area of interest: Science and Mathematics

Science and mathematics help us understand how the world around us is connected – from the origin and structure of the universe, to the development and function of humanity and all other organisms on earth.

Scientific knowledge makes it possible to critically examine the credibility of information in different areas of everyday life, society, and the media.

As a scientist or mathematician, you will be attractive on a large job market that covers all parts of society and includes everything from pure technology companies to environment and healthcare, as well as research.

Department responsible for education

Department of Meteorology