PS 242

Ps 242 Physics of the Environment and Climate (3 units)

This course stresses the interrelationship of the components of the environment. The discussion focuses on the environmental changes due to the greenhouse effect, stratospheric ozone depletion, and urban pollution and climate modification. The consequences of these phenomena in relation to climate change and other components of the environment are also relevant topics of the course.

Prerequisite: none

Guyot, Gerard, Physics of the Environment and Climate, West Sussex: Praxis Publishing Ltd., 1998.
Haughton, J. T. & Co-editors, The Science of Climate Change, Cambridge University Press.
Peixoto, Jose P. & Oort, Abraham H., Physics of Climate, New York: American Institute of Physics Press, 1992.