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Climate modelling

Master’s level
15 credits (ECTS)


Climate Modelling studies the physical and dynamic processes that affect and control the climate system as well as the mathematical and computational methods used to calculate them. Students will learn basic climate system physical processes, programming in data analysis tools, current scientific understanding of global warming as well as important natural climate variations like El Niño. The course will provide knowledge and understanding of how climate models are designed and used. After completing the course, students will be able to use climate models as well as analyze and visualize results from climate modeling experiments. The course syllabus includes a group work with a presentation, modelling work and an exam. 

This course is part of the master's in Earth Sciences programme and is offered every other year, it is also offered as an elective course and open to exchange students.

Prerequisites and selection


For admission to the course, 180 credits are required in the main field of Earth Sciences. Basic knowledge of the climate system corresponding to GV1410 Geosciences, Basic Level Course 30 credits, GV0340 Earth System Sciences 7.5 credits, and GVN330 Climate data analyses 7.5 credits is required. Students with at least 180 credits the main field Marine Sciences, Physics or Computer Science and Engineering may, after discussion with the course be admitted to the course.