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GEO 347P GEO 347P. Climate System Physics. 3 Hours.

Discussion of first-order principles and processes that govern the thermodynamical structure and energy distribution of the atmosphere, ocean, land, and cryosphere and their interaction with the dynamic aspect of the climate system. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Geological Sciences 347P, 371C (Topic: Climate System Physics). May not be substituted for any required geological sciences course. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; Mathematics 408D or 408M, and Physics 303K with a grade of at least C- in each.