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PHY392H1
Physics of Climate

Official description

This course provides an introduction to climate physics and the earth-atmosphere-ocean system.  Topics include solar and terrestrial radiation; global energy balance; radiation laws; radiative transfer; atmospheric structure; convection; the meridional structure of the atmosphere; the general circulation of the atmosphere; the ocean and its circulation; and climate variability.

Prerequisite
PHY250H1/PHY252H1, MAT235Y1/MAT237Y1/MAT257Y1
Co-requisite
n.a.
Exclusion
PHY315H1
Recommended preparation
n.a.
Textbook
                            Atmospheric Science 2nd ed. by Wallace
                        
Breadth requirement
BR=5
Distribution requirement
DR=SCI
course title
PHY392H1
session
fall
year of study
3rd year
time and location
24L: LEC0101 and LEC9101: T4 F3, On line Synchronous as a flipped course with pre-recorded lectures and using the scheduled class time for discussion. Recordings of lectures will be available for students to view asynchronously. Tutorial sessions will be available only as online synchronous at the scheduled class times. Students will be expected to watch asynchronous lecture videos and complete reading materials prior to class meetings. It is recommended that students have a computer with a microphone and camera in order to participate in online activities.
instructor

Delivery Methods

In Person

A course is considered In Person if it requires attendance at a specific location and time for some or all course activities.*.

* Subject to adjustments imposed by public health requirements for physical distancing.

Online - Synchronous
A course is considered Online Synchronous if online attendance is expected at a specific time for some or all course activities, and attendance at a specific location is not expected for any activities or exams.
Asynchronous
A course is considered Asynchronous if it has no requirement for attendance at a specific time or location for any activities or exams.