Climate Change

Course Information
CodeNGMC 732E
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorKonstantia Tolika
Course ID600019066

Programme of Study: PPS-Tmīma Geōlogías (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses743
TEKTONIKĪ GEŌLOGIA KAI STRŌMATOGRAFIAElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)743
EFARMOSMENĪ GEŌLOGIAElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)743
METEŌROLOGIA - KLIMATOLOGIAElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)743
PERIVALLONTIKĪ GEŌGRAFIAElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)743

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
1. Understanding of the anthropogenic influence and impact to the present day and future climate conditions 2. Learning and understating the main tools for the development of valid future projections and scenarios – Climate models 3. An introduction and Learning of the future models’ projections for the main climatological parameters. 4. Understanding of the impact of future climate change to human, environment, ecosystems and society.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
Course Content (Syllabus)
Changes in Earth's climate history due to natural causes. The impact of humans on the planet's climate. Description of Anthropocene. Greenhouse gases - greenhouse effect - relation to the present global warming. Present and future climate assessment tools. Introduction to Climate Models (Statistical and Dynamic downscaling - Evaluation methods, spatial and temporal model analysis) Climate scenarios (Their evolution through time). Future projections - estimates of key climate parameters in the region of Europe, the Mediterranean and Greece. Estimated climate change in extreme weather events. Introduction to the impacts of future climate change on humans, ecosystems, the environment and society.
Climate change, anthropogenic impact, present and future climate, climate models, impacts
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
1) All class material is available in electronic form to all students through the course web page 2) The teacher communicates with students through email and Facebook
Course Organization
Reading Assigment7
Student Assessment
Quality management system of the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P.)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
ΚΛΙΜΑΤΙΚΕΣ ΑΛΛΑΓΕΣ, Σημειώσεις, Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης, Έκδοση, Τμήμα Εκδόσεων, 2009-2010, Συγγραφέας: ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΑ ΤΟΛΙΚΑ, Τύπος: Σημειώσεις.
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