Physics of Climate
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.
- PHY250H1/PHY252H1, MAT235Y1/MAT237Y1/MAT257Y1
- Recommended preparation
Atmospheric Science 2nd ed. by Wallace
- Breadth requirement
- Distribution requirement
- course title
- 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.