Module Identifier GG10510  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Dr Giles Brown  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Dr Tony Jones  
Course delivery Lecture   20 Hours 1 hr lectures.  
Assessment Exam   2 Hours Written exam.   100%  
  Resit assessment   2 Hours Written exam.   100%  

Module outline
Lecture 1: General Introduction

Lecture 2: Possible Year Tutors Meeting

Lecture 3: The Climate System and Global Warming

Lecture 4: Radiation and Heat Budgets

Lecture 5: The Hydrological Cycle

Lecture 6-7: General Circulation of the Atmosphere

Lecture 8: Mid-Latitude Weather Systems

Lecture 9: Tropical Weather Systems

Lecture 10: Historical Climate Change

Lecture 11: Factors in Climate Change

Lecture 12: Future Climates

Lecture 13: Ocean Basin Morphology and Dynamics

Lecture 14: Physical Properties of Oceans

Lecture 15: Ocean Circulation - The Great Conveyor

Lecture 16: Ocean Circulation - Fjords

Lecture 17: Sea-Level Change

Lecture 18-21 Ocean Chemistry

Lecture 22: Palaeoceanography: Ocean Records of Climate

Lecture 23-24: Ocean - Cryosphere Interactions

Module objectives / Learning outcomes
The module aims to provide an introductory knowledge of processes of exchange and motion within the Earth's atmosphere
and oceans, together with an historical perspective of changes within them.

Reading Lists
** Recommended Text
Barn, R.G., and Chorley, R.J. (1992) Atmosphere Weather and Climate. Routledge (paperback)
Bigg, G.R.,. (1996) The Oceans and Climates. Cambridge University Press.
Bradley, R.S.. (1985) Quaternary Paleoclimatology. Allen & Unwin
Broecker, W.S. (1991) The Great Ocean Conveyor.. Oceanography
Kennett, J.P.,. (1981) Maritime Ecology.. Prentice Hall
Kennett, J.P.. (1982) Marine Geology. Prentice Hall
O'Hare, G., and Sweanay, J.. (1990) The Atmospheric System. Oliver & Boyd
(1995) Seawater: its composition, properties and behaviour. 2nd. Pergamon