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Cursus: GEO2-2143
GEO2-2143
Global climate change
Cursus informatie
CursuscodeGEO2-2143
Studiepunten (ECTS)7,5
Categorie / Niveau2 (Bachelor Verdiepend)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geowetenschappen; Undergraduate School Geowetenschappen; B Sustainable Development;
Contactpersoondr. K.T. Rebel
E-mailk.t.rebel@uu.nl
Docenten
Docent
dr. M.J. Ferreira dos Santos
Overige cursussen docent
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. K.T. Rebel
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
dr. K.T. Rebel
Overige cursussen docent
Blok
2  (09-11-2015 t/m 07-02-2016)
Aanvangsblok
2
TimeslotB: DI-ochtend, DO-middag, DO-namiddag
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
Opmerking

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Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 14-09-2015 t/m 27-09-2015
AanmeldingsprocedureOsiris
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
Na-inschrijvingJa
Na-inschrijving geopendvanaf 26-10-2015 t/m 27-10-2015
WachtlijstNee
PlaatsingsprocedureStudiepunt/Student desk
Cursusdoelen
After completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  • understand global biogeochemical cycles and energy exchange (radiation balance) between land, atmosphere & ocean with respect to global climate change
  • discuss the major drivers for global climate change
  • understand the scientific issues concerning global climate change
  • apply models concerning global climate change
  • understand the policy implications of climate change science
Inhoud
The title of the book ‘Global warming, the hard science’ is a good indication of the content of this course, and can be explained in two ways:
  1. Global climate change is an extremely complicated system to study, and one of the major challenges facing the intellectual and scientific community. Therefore it requires in depth knowledge from many disciplines and their interaction.
  2. This course will focus on the ‘hard science’ of climate change, dealing with the physical and biological sciences rather than the social science components related to global climate change. Examples of such components include the radiation balance of the atmosphere, atmospheric chemistry, ocean acidification, sea level rise and global biogeochemical cycles. We also focus on how anthropogenic action affects the processes of the Earth system, with special focus to those actions that affect the climate directly or indirectly.
The subjects discussed can be grouped into the following bullet points:
  • Comprehensive introduction to global climate change
  • Relationship between weather, climate and environmental change
  • Description of the major Earth system components, both natural and anthropogenic, driving environmental change;
  • Development of models and assessment of  their predictions for current and future change
Discuss how global change is affected by and affects human activity

This course contains an Honours component.

This course is an entry requirement for: Bachelor’s thesis MNW (GEO3-2138)

Early exit course:
This course has been identified as an “early exit course” for exchange students from abroad that need to return to their home university before Christmas. In consultation with the lecturer it may be possible to finish this course early, for fewer credits.

Academic skills: Knowledge of the physical and natural sciences associated with climate and its change. Knowledge and development of system dynamics models , including altering existing models and building models using basic building blocks, paper writing, poster preparation and presentation, peer review.
Ingangseisen
Er moet voldaan zijn aan minimaal één van de cursussen:
- AW-Wiskunde voor Aardwetenschappen (GEO1-1103)
- NWI-Wiskunde en Systeemanalyse (GEO1-2202)
- AW-voortgezette Wiskunde/Fysica (GEO1-1121)
Voorkennis
An equivalent course on calculus is also valid upon approval by the instructors.
Verplicht materiaal
Wordt nader bekendgemaakt
We are currently looking for a new book, which will be announced
Werkvormen
Computer practical

Bijdrage aan groepswerk
Computer labs are done in groups of two.

Lecture

Voorbereiding bijeenkomsten
Recommended readings – book chapters

Tutorial

Bijdrage aan groepswerk
Paper on a topic of choice related to climate change, in groups of 2.

Toetsen
Eindresultaat
Weging100
Minimum cijfer-

Beoordeling
The course will be assessed based on 2 exams (grade 1-10), computer practicals (P/F) and a paper, including the preparation and presentation of a poster (grade 1-10).

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