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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, LEC2001: T4, F3, All lectures in Room: MP137
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.