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UEA-301 Climate Change: Physical Science Basis

Period P3c - University of East Anglia at Norwich, EnglandYear 2
UEA-301Climate Change: Physical Science Basis3 ECTSPeriod P3cUEA
Objectives:Climate change and variability have played a major role in shaping human history and the prospect of a warming world as a result of human activities (global warming) presents society with an increasing challenge over the coming decades. This module covers the science of climate change and our current understanding of anthropogenic effects on climate. It provides details about the approaches, methods and techniques for understanding the history of climate change and for developing climate projections for the next 100 years, supporting further study of the scientific or policy aspects of the subject in either an academic or applied context.

Outcomes:After completing this module, students should be able to: Identify and distinguish natural and anthropogenic causes of climate change, and understand the mechanisms through which they operate. Evaluate the knowledge that can be gained from observations and models of the climate system, and their inherent limitations and errors. Critically assess published scientific research that is relevant to the anthropogenic climate change issue, including contested topics within this field.
ElectiveTaught in ENMixed
EvaluationWorkload : 60 hours
Written Exam50%Lecture12
Oral ExamSeminar6
ReportPractice
Paper50%Total18h
DefenceFieldNo