FYS-2018 Global climate change - 10 ECTS
Knowledge - The student can:
- provide a simple radiative-balance model of the climate system based on the radiative balance at the top of the atmosphere
- describe the role of the greenhouse effect in the climate
- explain natural and anthropogenic courses of climate change
- describe the impact of global warming
- provide and overview of climate change in the past
- identify the basic equations relevant for the circulation in the atmosphere and oceans
- based on physical arguments, describe the concept of static stability and potential temperature
- describe the concepts of hydrostatic and geostrophic approximations and the thermal wind balance
- based on physical arguments, provide an overview of the general circulations of the atmosphere and oceans
Skills - The student can:
- understand and interpret relevant arguments and new theories concerning global climate change
- solve basic problems within atmosphere and ocean fluid dynamics
- perform basic climate model simulations
General expertise - The student can:
- incorporate current knowledge and new scientific information into critical thinking
- communicate theories, problem descriptions and solutions regarding global climate change
Portfolio assessment of up to 3 assignments counting about 30 % and a final 4 hour written examination counting about 70 %. All components in the portfolio are assessed as a whole and one combined grade is given. Assessment scale: Letter grades A-F. Postponed examination (sections 17 and 21): Students with valid grounds for absence will be offered a postponed examination early in the following semester. See indicated sections in Regulations for examinations at the UiT The arctic university of Norway for more information.
Access to the final examination requires submission of up to 3 assignments.
Date for examinationOne written exam 27.05.2019
Portfolio assessment hand out date 01.02.2019 hand in date 14.02.2019
The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced in the StudentWeb early in May and early in November.