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Climate Change

Informacje ogólne

Kod przedmiotu: 4030-CC Kod Erasmus / ISCED: 13.0 / (0512) Biochemia
Nazwa przedmiotu: Climate Change
Jednostka: Wydział Fizyki
Grupy: Sustainable Development, obligatory courses, 2nd cycle programme, 1st year, 1st semester
Sustainable Development, obligatory courses, offered by the Faculty of Physics
Punkty ECTS i inne: 3.00
Język prowadzenia: angielski
Rodzaj przedmiotu:

obowiązkowe

Założenia (opisowo):

Computational skills are very desired.

Science and mathematics on high-school level.

Tryb prowadzenia:

zdalnie

Skrócony opis:

The goal of the course is to provide information on fundamental climatic mechanisms. Particular attention will be paid to the recent climate change (global warming). Students will read most important texts concerning fundamentals and recent developments in climate and climate change research (including key papers in leading scientific journals) and discuss the outcome. Readings will be provided by the lecturer, who will initiate and moderate discussions.

Pełny opis:

The outline of the course is as follows:

1) Climate vs. weather. Climate system: components and parameters. Climate measurements and observations.

2) Energy balance of planet Earth. Solar constant, planetary albedo, greenhouse effect. Climate forcings and feedbacks.

3) Natural climate forcings and climate changes across geological history of the planet. Anthropocentric climate forcing and actual climate change.

4) Human fingerprints on climate: evidence.

5) Climate modeling: principles, verification, projections. Climate scenarios. Carbon budget.

6) IPCC assessment and special reports.

Literatura:

• Andrew E. Deessler, Introduction to Modern Climate Change, Cambridge University Press; 2 edition (September 19, 2016).

• Raymond T. Pierrehumbert, Principles of planetary climate, Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (December 2, 2010).

• David Archer, The Global Carbon Cycle, Princeton University Press (November 1, 2010).

• David Archer, Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast, Wiley; 2 edition (September 21, 2011).

• http://forecast.uchicago.edu/models.html

• https://www.noaa.gov/categories/climate-change

• https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate-guide

• http://climexp.knmi.nl/plot_atlas_form.py

Selected scientific publications (changing year-to-year).

Efekty uczenia się:

Understanding differences between weather and climate.

Understanding trends and anomalies.

Understanding energy balance, radiative forcing, feedbacks, climate sensitivity.

Ability to explain greenhouse effect and greenhouse gases.

Knowledge about climatic data sources and availability.

Understanding natural and anthropogenic climate forcings and their effects in past and present climate.

Basic knowledge on climate modeling, application to past, present and future climate.

Understanding climate projections and their uncertainties.

Knowledge on IPCC reports, public discussion on climate change, media coverage.

Ability to distinguish between information and disinformation about climate and climate change.

Metody i kryteria oceniania:

40% - continuous assessment, 60% - final written assessment

Praktyki zawodowe:

-

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr zimowy 2020/21" (zakończony)

Okres: 2020-10-01 - 2021-01-31
Wybrany podział planu:


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Typ zajęć: Seminarium, 30 godzin więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Szymon Malinowski
Prowadzący grup: Szymon Malinowski
Strona przedmiotu: https://www.igf.fuw.edu.pl/en/courses/lectures/climate-change-201-63/
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Zaliczenie na ocenę
Skrócony opis: (tylko po angielsku)

Dear students, this year we will conduct this course remotely. We will use Zoom platform. Information about the course will appear consecutively on on https://www.igf.fuw.edu.pl/en/courses/lectures/climate-change-201-63/ webpage.

According yo this year schedule the first meeting will be on Wed, Oct. 21 st.

You will receive invitation to Zoom meeting by e-mail before the meeting.

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Właścicielem praw autorskich jest Uniwersytet Warszawski.