ENVIRONMENT, CLIMATE AND BIOSPHERE
To be Translated
The Atmpsphere, its evolution and composition;
The large scale atmospheric circulation;
The oceans - Part1;
The oceans - Part2;
Main properties of the water Column;
Large scale distribution of sea-water properties;
Observing the Ocean;
Climate variability of the oceans and of the cryosphere;
The course aims at providing the basic principles of Earth Climate. To reach this aim, we will approach the climatology, oceanography and meteorology.
Oceanographic and meteorological instrumentaion will be described.
Climate pjoctions and actual climate will be discussed on the basis of IPCC reports.
"Descriptive Physical oceanography: an introduction Talley, Pickard, Emery, Swift Ed. Elsevier
“Introduction to Physical Oceanography” Robert Stewart Texas A&M University PDF ONLINE
“La Meteorologia” Andrea Corigliano Ronca Editore
Marshall and Plumb - ATMOSPHERE, OCEAN, AND CLIMATE DYNAMICS: AN INTRODUCTORY TEXT Ed. Elsevier
I rapport di INGV Ambiente
Intergovernamental Panel on Climate Change Assessment Report 5
Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate - SROCC
The exam consists of an oral examination aiming at veryfying the achievement of the previously defined educational goals.
Successful candidates must achieve a minimum evaluation of 18/30.
The autonomous capacity of reading and comprehension, the clarity and mastery of argumentations will also be evaluated.
Lectures are in Italian. The professor is fluent in English and is available to interact with students in English, also during the examination