Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2017/2018
Belonging course: 
Course of Master's Degree Programme on NAVIGATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGIES
Disciplinary sector: 
OCEANOGRAPHY AND PHYSICS OF THE ATMOSPHERE (GEO/12)
Credits: 
6
Year of study: 
1
Teachers: 
Cycle: 
Second semester
Hours of front activity: 
48

Language

Italian language

Course description

The aim of the course is to understand the fundamental aspects of the Earth's climate system and its variability, as well as to analyze possible future scenarios.

Prerequisites

Knowledge of the basic laws for the Atmosphere and Oceans.

Syllabus

The aim of the course is to understand the fundamental aspects of the Earth's climate system and its variability, as well as to analyze possible future scenarios.
Introduction to the Climate System
Global Energy Balance
Atmospheric Radiative Transfer and Climate
The Energy Balance of the Surface
The Hydrological Cycle
Atmospheric General Circulation and Climate
Ocean General Circulation and Climate
Evolution of Earth’s Climate
Climate Sensitivity and Feedback Mechanisms
Natural and Anthropogenic Climate Change
IPCC: emissions and climate scenarios.
Global Teleconnections (es. El Niño-Southern Oscillation, North Atlantic Oscillation, etc.).

Introduction to the Climate System
Global Energy Balance
Atmospheric Radiative Transfer and Climate
The Energy Balance of the Surface
The Hydrological Cycle
Atmospheric General Circulation and Climate
Ocean General Circulation and Climate
Evolution of Earth’s Climate
Climate Sensitivity and Feedback Mechanisms
Natural and Anthropogenic Climate Change
IPCC: emissions and climate scenarios.
Global Teleconnections (es. El Niño-Southern Oscillation, North Atlantic Oscillation, etc.).

Teaching Methods

Classroom lessons

Textbooks

“Global Physical Climatology”, D. L. Hartmann, Academic Press.
“Synoptic and Dynamic Climatology”, R. G. Barry e A. M. Carleton, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

Learning assessment

The exam will consist of a verbal examination during which the ability to describe, explain and relate to each other several topics of the course will be evaluated.
The final aim of the exam is the verification of the achievement of the training level previously described.

More information

Slides showed and scientific papers will be provided.