PHYS 404 Climate Physics (3 credits)

Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

Overview

Physics : This course covers the essentials of climate physics through the lens of one-dimensional, vertical atmospheric models. This includes shortwave and longwave radiative transfer, convection, phase changes, clouds, greenhouse gases, and atmospheric escape. This is an adequate level of detail for understanding Earth's climate, paleoclimate, anthropogenic climate change, or pursing studies of Solar System planets and extrasolar planets.

Terms: Fall 2019

Instructors: Nicolas Cowan (Fall)