F&ES 703b

Climate and Society

2014-2015
Credits: 3
Spring 2015: Time and location TBA
 

 

This is an applied climate science course with the aim to provide a broad working knowledge of the earth’s atmospheric environment. The course deals with pollution and resource issues pertinent to a career in environmental management. Topics include climate system components; climate resources for agriculture; forestry and renewable energy; air pollution and meteorology; anthropogenic drivers of atmospheric and climate changes; climate data resources; the scientific basis of greenhouse gas inventories; and atmospheric models to aid decision making.Biweekly assignments consist of problem sets, data manipulation, inventory scenarios, and model simulations. Students develop skill sets for handling atmospheric data and interpreting atmospheric models. Students also gain experience with state-of-the-art greenhouse gas inventory systems and the latest IPCC climate model products. Three hours lecture. Group project. 

F&ES 703 is a prerequisite for:
F&ES 702: Climate Change Seminar