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|Assessment length / details
|Group presentation and report 15 min / 2,000 words
|Report 2,000 words
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Explain the roles of the Earth’s orbital characteristics, oceans and tectonic activity as drivers of climate.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the difference between weather and climate, and the causes and impacts of extreme weather events.
3. Describe previous changes in the Earth’s climate, and the tools used to study these changes.
4. Outline ongoing and future climate change, and the potential to mitigate against these changes.
This module will present the science underpinning climate and climate change. The roles of the Earth’s orbital characteristics, oceans and tectonic activity as drivers of climate will be studied. The module will also highlight historical and future climatic change, and identify potential solutions to mitigate the effects of climate change.
2. Atmosphere and oceans
3. Weather and climate
4. Extreme climate
5. Tectonics and climate
6. Global cooling / the Ice Ages
7. Future climate change
8. Fixing climate change
|Application of Number
|Analysis of existing literature / data
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|Literature research and working with a group to develop a presentation
|Use o literature / presentation
|Personal Development and Career planning
|Report / presentation preparation
|Identification of potential challenges posed by climate change.
|Examinatino of literature
|Subject Specific Skills
|Knowledge of existing literature on climate / climate change
This module is at CQFW Level 4