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

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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.

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