EGS5030F - Climate Modelling

23 credits at NQF level 9

Entry Requirements:

Acceptance for Honours or Master’s specialising in EGS.

Course Outline:

An introduction into the development and application of climate models for exploring climate dynamics, forecasting, and climate change. The course explores the inner working of climate models, the use in operational seasonal forecasting in Africa (with hands on work with the current forecasts), and actual running model experiments. Students are expected to have done EGS3012S or its equivalent. At the NQF level 9 students will do an additional grand challenge submission for their portfolio which will entail the development of an independent research question, aim and methods, and the application of these methods in carrying out the research.