At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
a. Contribution of the teaching unit to the learning outcomes of the programme (PHYS2M and PHYS1M)
A1.1, A.1.2, A1.5
A6.1, A6.2, A6.3, A6.5
A7.2, A7.3, A7.4, A7.5, A7.6
b. Specific learning outcomes of the teaching unit
At the end of this teaching unit, the student will be able to :
1. describe the main interactions between the components of the climate system ;
2. develop a simple model of the climate system ;
3. simulate the behavior of the climate system at various time scales ;
4. choose the appropriate model according to the climatic problem ;
5. estimate the uncertainties of observations and climate models ;
6. assess the relevance of a climate theory based on available information ;
7. structure the results of a model of a complex system.
- Description of the climate system and its components
- Energy balance, water cycle and carbon cycle
- Modelling of the climate system
- Response of the climate system to a perturbation
- Brief history of climate: causes and mechanisms
- Future climate change
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Lectures.
Computer simulation sessions.
List of articles to read.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Written exam: short development.
Individual oral examination based on a group project.