The course introduces knowledge about climate models and how are they used to understand the climate change due to human activity and natural variation. The students will learn the climate forcings under different climatic conditions, from past, present and future, as well as climate response to these forcings. The course includes practical exercise on spatial and temporal analysis of output from climate model simulations.

Literature

For knowledge on climate modelling you can refer to: Goosse H., P.Y. Barriat, W. Lefebvre, M.F. Loutre and V. Zunz, (2008-2010). Introduction to climate dynamics and climate modeling. Available at http://www.climate.be/textbook

Language of instruction

English.

Duration

Spring term, period D. Study tempo 100%.

Requirements

Competence equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in biology-earth sciences, geography, Earth sciences. Also required is knowledge equivalent to Swedish upper secondary school courses Mathematics D/Mathematics 4 or at least 7.5 credits Mathematics. Also required is knowledge equivalent to Swedish upper secondary school course English B/English 6.

Application

Application period for spring term: 15 September until 15 October.

• Applications are made via universityadmissions.se

This also applies to master's students who are going to apply for optional courses within a program.