PHYD27H3 Physics of Climate Modeling

A course introducing the main physical concepts needed to describe, model and understand the climate systems of Earth and other planets. Topics covered will include: the primitive equations of meteorology, radiative transfer in atmospheres, processes involved in atmosphere-surface exchanges, atmospheric chemistry (condensable species, atmospheric opacities), numerical methods for climate modeling.

Breadth Requirements: 
Natural Sciences

No previous knowledge of Climate Science is assumed.