School Of Science And Health

Climate Change ScienceWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300837.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
300781 - Atmospheric Science

300808 Introductory Chemistry OR 300800 Essential Chemistry 1 AND 300802 Biodiversity

About this Unit
A factual understanding of the energy balance of the globe, how this impacts on climate and how climate has varied in the past, is essential for any person working in the climate change area. This unit will introduce students to the concept of energy balance and climate, our understanding of how climate works, and how it has changed through time. Topics in basic atmospheric science will give students a critical understanding of current environmental concerns and debates about radiative forcing (the greenhouse effect), climate change, ozone depletion, photochemical pollution and acid precipitation.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Field practicals - outdoor attire, enclosed footwear

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