05-MAR-1-C1 Climate Change I: Fundamentals

Representatives: André Paul, Michael Schulz


- Introduction to numerical Earth-System models
- Paleoclimatic history of polar regions and their role in global climate evolution

Learning Outcome

Students obtain a basic understanding of the physics of the climate system with special emphasis on high latitude processes. They become familiar with the mathematical and physical concepts underlying earth-system models and obtain programming and data-anylsis skills (Matlab)


Basic computer skills (Windows OS)


9 CP (270 h) / 5 SWS

70 h lectures and practicals
150 h reading asigments, homework, self-revision of lectures and additional, complementary material (exercises, textbooks, etc.)
50 h study time for the final exam


module exam (one mark): oral exam


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