The UNSW Climate Systems Science (CLIM3001), and (CLIM6001 Postgraduate from 2022) course navigates the key systems that control our climate and how these systems interact. It explores the uncertainties associated with direct climate observation and future climate modelling.
Climate Science incorporates aspects of atmospheric science, oceanography, hydrology, biology, chemistry and physics. You’ll critically interpret climate model projections and understand key aspects of the uncertainty associated with those projections.
Throughout the course, you’ll build an appreciation of the range of observational data products that allow us to understand climate processes. You’ll also develop an understanding of how climate models are built, executed and evaluated.
Term offering: Term 2
Discipline: Climate science
Course code: CLIM3001 CLIM6001
The theoretical understanding gained in lectures will be reinforced in practical sessions using a range of simplified statistical and climate models. Upon completion of the course, you’ll have the knowledge and expertise to:
To be eligible for this third-year course, you must have completed at least one of the following courses:
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