EGS5038F - Climate Change & Predictability

23 credits at NQF level 9

Entry Requirements:

Acceptance for Honours or Master’s specialising in EGS.

Course Outline:

The course explores the theory of climate change, and then goes into the question of predictability, cross scale relationships and feedbacks in the climate system, the tools and techniques of prediction, and translation of predictions into the user community including impacts and vulnerability analyses and touching on the social dimension. At the NQF 9 level students will be expected to compose reports with a higher word count, at a higher intellectual level and with an expectation of a more comprehensive understanding of the pertinent literature. Students at this level will be expected to display a greater commitment and engagement in the oral components of the course.