Climatic Models

Course Information
TitleΚλιματικά Μοντέλα / Climatic Models
CodeGMCM 306Y
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorEleni Katragkou
Course ID40003373

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Total Hours26
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Course Content (Syllabus)
Components of the climate system Atmosphere-Hydrosphere-Cryosphere-Biosphere; Interaction of climate components and relative timescales; Radiative forcing; Climate feedbacks; Climate Sensitivity Types and characteristics of climate models: Global and Regional climate models; Boundary conditions; Nesting; introduction to model parameterizations Basic atmospheric equations of climate models; Numerical solutions; Convergence and stability of numerical solutions; Time splitting Climatic simulations; Hindcast/Historical/Projections; Climate scenarios Uncertainty in climate projections; Model intercomparison projects; Model ensembles; IPCC and Assessment Reports; Configuring a regional climate model for a climate simulation.
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
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