University-level introductory courses in linear algebra and calculus.
The course will include a basic overview of the climate system - global energy balance, atmospheric and oceanic circulation, climate sensitivity, and climate change - and the mechanisms governing them.
We will review possible causes for the current global warming - from natural climate variability to human-induced effects,
and will study the history and evolution of Earth's climate and how it relates to the climate we experience today.
The various methods used today to observe, modeling, and predict the climate system will be reviewed, and the forecasts for the next decades will be analyzed.
Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
Global Physical Climatology (Dennis L. Hartmann, Academic Press, pp. 411)