Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2020/2021
Belonging course: 
Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Disciplinary sector: 
OCEANOGRAPHY AND PHYSICS OF THE ATMOSPHERE (GEO/12)
Language: 
Italian
Credits: 
9
Year of study: 
3
Teachers: 
Cycle: 
First Semester
Hours of front activity: 
72

Language

Italian

Course description

To be Translated

Prerequisites

None

Syllabus

The Atmpsphere, its evolution and composition;
The large scale atmospheric circulation;
The climatology;
The cryosphere;
The oceans - Part1;
The oceans - Part2;
Main properties of the water Column;
Large scale distribution of sea-water properties;
Observing the Ocean;
Teleconnections;
Climate variability;
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.

Teaching Methods

Frontal lessons.

Textbooks

"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

Learning assessment

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.

More information

Lectures are in Italian. The professor is fluent in English and is available to interact with students in English, also during the examination