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MTEOR 452: Climate Modeling

(Dual-listed with MTEOR 552). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered odd-numbered years.

Prereq: Mteor 301
Developing and working with climate models based on fundamental physical principles that govern the climate systems of the Earth and other planets. Emphasis on coupled, nonlinear-system interactions of physical processes such as circulation dynamics, radiative transfer, and cloud/precipitation physics, starting with fairly simple 0- and 1-dimensional analytical and numerical models based on energy, mass, and momentum conservation. Observational study of seasonally evolving weather patterns that form climates around the world.