The Physics of Climate


Professor Michael Wiescher
Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame

Course Syllabus

Course Outline:

  1. Solar radiaton and the earth's energy budget
  2. Radiative and convective energy transfer
  3. Atmosphere and climate
  4. Clouds and aerosols
  5. Ocean and climate
  6. Greenhouse effect
  7. Ozone layer
  8. History of the earth climate
  9. Climate observations
  10. Climate models
  11. Climate change
  12. Consequences of climate change

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