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ESE 136: Climate Models

Spring 2019
Instructor:

Prof. Tapio Schneider
516 S. Catalina Ave
tapio@caltech.edu

Introduction to climate models, from numerical methods for the underlying equations of motion to parameterization schemes for processes such as clouds, sea ice, and land hydrology. The course will move from an overview of modeling concepts and their history to the practice of climate modeling today. It will enable students to design their own model experiments and to evaluate modeling results critically.

Course Texts

Grading Policy

  • Class participation and presentations: 100%

Schedule and Handouts

Lectures
Thursdays 2:30-3:55pm, 162 S. Mudd