University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    Jan 27, 2023  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023
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ATMS 414 - Physical Climatology

(3 units)
Physical basis for behavior of the climate system; flows and reservoirs of mass and energy; temporal and spatial scales of variability; contemporary climate issues.

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 182 .

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Spring

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. demonstrate ability to trace the historical development of climate along with evidence to support scientific understanding of that history, from paleoclimatology to geologically recent climate change.
2. demonstrate appreciation of the complexity of climate system interactions within the atmosphere and with other earth/oceanic/biological spheres.
3. demonstrate ability to explain the various controls on climate, energy flux, and atmospheric teleconnections that drive the global climate system.

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