707785 VO/1 The changing climate system

summer semester 2014 | Last update: 21.03.2014 Place course on memo list
707785
The changing climate system
VO 1
1,5
weekly
annually
English

Students will know about the Climate System and relevant subsystems, its equilibrium conditions and its present and past changes as well as about the respective drivers. They will also understand the concepts and the uncertainties of projections into the near and far future. Based on the history of understanding of climate change they will also know about the structure and functioning of the IPCC and the UNFCCC.

Introduction: the climate system, concepts, scientific and political structures;
The forcing of Climate Change
Observed changes: atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere;
The Palaeo-perspective: global and the Alps;
The carbon and other GHG cycles;
Aerosols and clouds, atmospheric chemistry;
Climate modelling;

Projections: global and regional;
Detection and Attribution of observed changes;
Synthesis

The global and the regional scales with special emphasis on the Alps

Lecture, assessment is based on a single examination at the end of the course.

Course examination according to § 7, statute section on "study-law regulations"

IPCC AR5 WG1at www.climatechange2013.org

Further literature will be discussed in each lesson.

not applicable
05.03.2014
Group 0
Date Time Location
Wed 2014-03-05
19.00 - 20.00 Hörsaal 6 Hörsaal 6 Barrier-free
Wed 2014-03-12
19.00 - 20.00 Hörsaal 4 Hörsaal 4 Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2014-03-19
19.00 - 20.00 Hörsaal 4 Hörsaal 4 Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2014-03-26
19.00 - 20.00 Hörsaal 4 Hörsaal 4 Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2014-04-02
19.00 - 20.00 Hörsaal 4 Hörsaal 4 Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2014-04-09
19.00 - 20.00 Hörsaal 4 Hörsaal 4 Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2014-04-30
19.00 - 20.00 Hörsaal 4 Hörsaal 4 Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2014-05-07
19.00 - 20.00 Hörsaal 4 Hörsaal 4 Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2014-05-14
19.00 - 20.00 Hörsaal 4 Hörsaal 4 Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2014-05-21
19.00 - 20.00 Hörsaal 4 Hörsaal 4 Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2014-05-28
19.00 - 20.00 Hörsaal 4 Hörsaal 4 Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2014-06-04
19.00 - 20.00 Hörsaal 4 Hörsaal 4 Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2014-06-11
19.00 - 20.00 Hörsaal 4 Hörsaal 4 Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2014-06-18
19.00 - 20.00 Hörsaal 4 Hörsaal 4 Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired
Wed 2014-06-25
19.00 - 20.00 Hörsaal 4 Hörsaal 4 Barrier-free Induction loops for hearing impaired