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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
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. K.T. Rebel
Overige cursussen docent
Blok
2  (12-11-2018 t/m 01-02-2019)
Aanvangsblok
2
TimeslotB: DI-ochtend, DO-middag, DO-namiddag
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 17-09-2018 08:00 t/m 30-09-2018 23:59
AanmeldingsprocedureOsiris
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
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
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.

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)
  • Bachelors thesis GSS, tracks WC&E and E&R (GEO3-2422).
Ingangseisen
Er moet voldaan zijn aan minimaal één van de cursussen:
- AW-Wiskunde voor Aardwetenschappen (GEO1-1103)
- AW-voortgezette Wiskunde/Fysica (GEO1-1121)
- NWI-Wiskunde en Systeemanalyse (GEO1-2202)
- GSS-Mathematics and Systems Analysis (GEO1-2411)
Voorkennis
An equivalent course on calculus is also valid upon approval by the instructors.
Bronnen van zelfstudie
Natural sciences:
Fundamentals of the physical environment, by Smithson, Addison and Atkinson
Chemistry:
Principles of Environmental Geochemistry, by G. Nelson Eby
Chemistry, by McMurry and Fay
Verplicht materiaal
Wordt nader bekendgemaakt
Climate System Dynamics and Modelling, Hugues Goosse, 2015. ISBN: 978-1-107-44583-3.
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
Tutorials are done individually or in a group.
Paper on a topic of choice related to climate change,
including a meta-analysis, in groups of 5.

Toetsen
Eindresultaat
Weging100
Minimum cijfer-

Beoordeling
The course will be assessed based on 1 exam (grade 1-10), computer practicals (grade 1-10) and a paper (grade 1-10).

Aspecten van academische vorming
Academisch denken, werken en handelen
Bestuderen en analyseren van informatie
Gestructureerd beoordelen van activiteiten en prestaties (van anderen en van zichzelf)
Gebruiken van informatie- en communicatietechnologie ('computer literacy')
Samenwerken met anderen, werken in teamverband
Wetenschappelijke context
Maatschappelijke / culturele context
Ethisch perspectief
Rapporteren over onderzoek - schriftelijk
Rapporteren over onderzoek - mondeling

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