Course Catalog - 2021-2022

     

EEPS 433 - CLIMATE DYNAMICS

Long Title: CLIMATE DYNAMICS
Department: Earth/Environmnt/Planetary Sci
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Prerequisite(s): ESCI 101 OR ESCI 107 OR ESCI 109 OR ESCI 115 OR ESCI 201 OR ESCI 301 OR ESCI 321 OR ESCI 340 OR EEPS 101 OR EEPS 109 OR EEPS 107 OR EEPS 321 OR EEPS 340
Description: Earth’s climate is a chaotic system, characterized by nonlinear interactions between the ocean, atmosphere, and land surfaces. This course will focus on the dynamics of the ocean and atmosphere, including the drivers of large-scale circulation, heat transport, and modes of natural variability. We will also explore projections of future climate change scenarios and records of historical climate change. Students will learn to post-process climate model output, analyze, and map these data using Python. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EEPS 633. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for EEPS 433 if student has credit for EEPS 633/ESCI 422/ESCI 622.