Course Identification

Climate Change
20242042

Lecturers and Teaching Assistants

Prof. Yohai Kaspi, Dr. Rei Chemke
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Course Schedule and Location

2024
Second Semester
Thursday, 11:00 - 13:00, Sussman, Magaritz Rm
11/04/2024
11/07/2024

Field of Study, Course Type and Credit Points

Chemical Sciences: Lecture; Elective; Regular; 2.00 points
Life Sciences: Lecture; Elective; Regular; 2.00 points

Comments

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Prerequisites

No

Restrictions

30

Language of Instruction

English

Registration by

10/10/2023

Attendance and participation

Expected and Recommended

Grade Type

Pass / Fail

Grade Breakdown (in %)

70%
30%

Evaluation Type

No final exam or assignment

Scheduled date 1

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Estimated Weekly Independent Workload (in hours)

2

Syllabus

- Surface temperature in past centuries and coming decades

- Polar changes: Arctic warming and Antarctic cooling

- Historic and projected changes in precipitation

- Atmospheric circulation changes in mid-latitudes (jet streams and storm tracks)

- Tropical circulation changes (Hadley and Walker cells and the ITCZ)

- Detection-attribution analysis of climate change signals

- The impact of the Ozone hole on climate

- The weakening of the overturning circulation in the ocean

- Extreme heat events in summer

- Extreme cold events and Arctic amplification

- Tipping points in the climate system

- Extreme precipitation events

- Climate sensetivity

 

 

Learning Outcomes

Learn how different aspects in the climate system have changed in recent decades, what can be attributed to human activity, and how the climate is projected to change over the 21st century.

Reading List

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Website

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