Four questions from the Grand Science Challenge on Clouds, Circulation and Climate Sensitivity

The goal of the lecture is to familiarize students with the underlying scientific basis for four questions, recently identified as part of the Grand Science Challenge on Clouds, Circulation and Climate Sensitivity.  The answer to these questions is expected fundamentally advance understanding of Earth's changing climate.  Each question will be presented and expanded upon in three lectures, with a mix of reading, presentation/lecture, and discussion.

 

To receive credit for the course participants are expected to present at least one paper before the class, and submit a term paper on one of the four questions.  IMPRS-PhD-candidates will be awarded 2 credits for successful participation.

 

The course consist of weekly lectures (2SWS) during one semester. Necessary prerequisites are a basic understanding of geophysical fluid dynamics and atmospheric processes, such as most convection and moist thermodynamics.

 

Is this course included in the current curriculum?