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Climate Change: Process, History, Issues - AFNR5801

Year - 2020

This unit provides students with an overview of current debates and approaches to understanding and quantifying interactions between the biosphere, oceans and atmosphere, as used around the world, and the consequences of those interactions for climate. The unit considers climate change on a variety of timescales. This unit will include a weekend field trip to Snowy Mountains field sites where students will be introduced to climate change research.

18 hours lectures/tutorials, 12 hours practicals/field classes, 9 hours field trip preparation

2-hour exam (40%), tutorials (20%), practical report from field exercise (manuscript format) (40%)

A reading list will be provided consisting of selected book chapters, journal articles and other publications

Assumed knowledge
A basic understanding of climate change processes and issues.


Faculty: Science

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Life and Environmental Sciences Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: A/Prof Peter Franks (Coordinator), Dr Dan Penny, Dr Malcolm Possell
HECS Band: 2
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