Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject is not offered in 2016.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours |
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Admission to a Masters level program.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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This subject describes the physics of the climate system, and how the system is represented in numerical models.
It covers aspects of uncertainty and chaos to understand why climate models are imperfect but invaluable tools. Students will build a simple climate model and run numerical experiments with different greenhouse gases. The subject will also briefly discuss the processes of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNCCC) and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), in particular how the scientific consensus of the IPCC assessment reports is reached.
On completion of this subject students will be able to -
Assessment will be a write-up of 6 of the tutorial exercises (500 words each, 50%) and a 2 hour end of semester exam (50%)
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Master of Energy Systems |
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