PHYS 260 The Science of Climate Change


The Earth’s climate is a complex system with many components, including the atmosphere, ocean, land, and the creatures that inhabit these spaces. This course will address the science behind climate change. Specific topics will include: forcings and feedbacks; the greenhouse effect; radiation transfer and global energy balance; atmospheric and ocean circulation; ice-climate interactions; global climate models; renewable energy; and geoengineering.


Prerequisites: PHYS 110 or 112, and PHYS 114