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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18

EARS 178 Climate Dynamics

This course focuses on the physics that govern the circulation of the atmosphere and ocean, and the dominant patterns of climate variability that we observe today.  We explore global-scale atmospheric dynamics that explain why the atmosphere behaves as observed. We also use scientific literature to investigate the signature and causes of regional ocean-atmosphere variability including the El-Nino Southern Oscillation, monsoons, and North Atlantic Oscillation, and the influence of climate change on these patterns.




Math 8 or equivalent and EARS 14 or EARS 15 or equivalent, or Instructor Permission

Distributive and/or World Culture



18S: 2A