Introduction to Climate and Weather (ES2115.01)

Tim Schroeder

This course will offer a brief introduction to the physics of Earth’s atmosphere and how movement of heat and water through earth systems is related to the establishment of climate conditions on Earth’s surface and the weather patterns within those systems. Human societies interact with these systems in many ways, which in-turn impact and change the systems. We will study how a changing climate could cause both subtle and dramatic shifts in weather patterns, which in turn impact human societies.

Learning Outcomes:
1) Develop a basic understanding of the fundamental physical laws that control observable weather phenomenon
2) Learn how movement of heat and water through coupled atmosphere-ocean systems control climate patterns
3) Learn how natural and anthropogenic changes to atmospheric systems cause changes in climate over time

Delivery Method: Remotely accessible
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
W 2:10PM - 4:00PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 25
Course Frequency: One time only

Categories: All courses , Environment , Updates , Earth Science , Remotely Accessible