20410549 - CLIMATE CHANGES

The course of study aims to provide knowledge to understand the mechanisms that determine the natural variability of the climate system and the causes of the ongoing climate change induced by the use of fossil fuels and land use change. The course aims to provide 1) in-depth knowledge of the global climate system (atmosphere-hydrosphere-cryosphere-lithosphere); 2) to provide knowledge on natural climatic variations and the causes of climate change induced by anthropogenic forcing on a short-medium term scale (from ten days to million years) from historical and geological archives; 3) provide knowledge on future scenarios of climate change globally and in Italy.

FREZZOTTI MASSIMO

teacher profile | teaching materials

Programme

History of climatology, international organizations, Global warming: reality and negation (3 h)
The climate system: atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere (3 h)
Climate variability, climate change, anthropocene (3h)
The cryosphere: glaciers, permafrost, ice sheet, sea ice (3 h)
The climate system and its natural and anthropogenic perturbations: Variation of the relative position of the continents, astronomical, greenhouse gases, aerosols, volcanic eruptions, solar activity, land use variations, meteorite impacts, (3h)
Sea Level rise (6 h)
The paleoclimate: reconstruction of climate change in the past (ice cores, speleothems, marine cores, etc.). (3 hours)
Points of no return "Tipping Point" (3 h)
Extreme events (3 h)
Climate Models (3 h)
Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (3 h)
Climate change simulations for the 21st century (3 h)
Impacts of Climate Change: cryosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, biosphere. (3h).
The economic costs of climate change (3 h)
Technological innovation for a decarbonised society (3 h)


Core Documentation

Pdf and copies of recent specialistic scientific publications given by the teacher


Reference Bibliography

Fourth and Fifth Assessment Reports (AR5 e AR6 ) of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) https://www.ipcc.ch Comini G. & Libraiato M. (2020) Cambiamento Climatico: il punto di vista fisico tecnico. SGEditoriali, Padova.

Type of delivery of the course

Lectures are carried on using ppt slides. During lessons, students are encouraged to ask questions and make comments.

Type of evaluation

The examination consists in an evaluation interview in order to assess the student acquired knowledge of the topics discussed during the lessons.

FREZZOTTI MASSIMO

teacher profile | teaching materials

Programme

History of climatology, international organizations, Global warming: reality and negation (3 h)
The climate system: atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere (3 h)
Climate variability, climate change, anthropocene (3h)
The cryosphere: glaciers, permafrost, ice sheet, sea ice (3 h)
The climate system and its natural and anthropogenic perturbations: Variation of the relative position of the continents, astronomical, greenhouse gases, aerosols, volcanic eruptions, solar activity, land use variations, meteorite impacts, (3h)
Sea Level rise (6 h)
The paleoclimate: reconstruction of climate change in the past (ice cores, speleothems, marine cores, etc.). (3 hours)
Points of no return "Tipping Point" (3 h)
Extreme events (3 h)
Climate Models (3 h)
Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (3 h)
Climate change simulations for the 21st century (3 h)
Impacts of Climate Change: cryosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, biosphere. (3h).
The economic costs of climate change (3 h)
Technological innovation for a decarbonised society (3 h)


Core Documentation

Pdf and copies of recent specialistic scientific publications given by the teacher


Reference Bibliography

Fourth and Fifth Assessment Reports (AR5 e AR6 ) of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) https://www.ipcc.ch Comini G. & Libraiato M. (2020) Cambiamento Climatico: il punto di vista fisico tecnico. SGEditoriali, Padova.

Type of delivery of the course

Lectures are carried on using ppt slides. During lessons, students are encouraged to ask questions and make comments.

Type of evaluation

The examination consists in an evaluation interview in order to assess the student acquired knowledge of the topics discussed during the lessons.

FREZZOTTI MASSIMO

teacher profile | teaching materials

Programme

History of climatology, international organizations, Global warming: reality and negation (3 h)
The climate system: atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere (3 h)
Climate variability, climate change, anthropocene (3h)
The cryosphere: glaciers, permafrost, ice sheet, sea ice (3 h)
The climate system and its natural and anthropogenic perturbations: Variation of the relative position of the continents, astronomical, greenhouse gases, aerosols, volcanic eruptions, solar activity, land use variations, meteorite impacts, (3h)
Sea Level rise (6 h)
The paleoclimate: reconstruction of climate change in the past (ice cores, speleothems, marine cores, etc.). (3 hours)
Points of no return "Tipping Point" (3 h)
Extreme events (3 h)
Climate Models (3 h)
Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (3 h)
Climate change simulations for the 21st century (3 h)
Impacts of Climate Change: cryosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, biosphere. (3h).
The economic costs of climate change (3 h)
Technological innovation for a decarbonised society (3 h)


Core Documentation

Pdf and copies of recent specialistic scientific publications given by the teacher


Reference Bibliography

Fourth and Fifth Assessment Reports (AR5 e AR6 ) of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) https://www.ipcc.ch Comini G. & Libraiato M. (2020) Cambiamento Climatico: il punto di vista fisico tecnico. SGEditoriali, Padova.

Type of delivery of the course

Lectures are carried on using ppt slides. During lessons, students are encouraged to ask questions and make comments.

Type of evaluation

The examination consists in an evaluation interview in order to assess the student acquired knowledge of the topics discussed during the lessons.

FREZZOTTI MASSIMO

teacher profile | teaching materials

Programme

History of climatology, international organizations, Global warming: reality and negation (3 h)
The climate system: atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere (3 h)
Climate variability, climate change, anthropocene (3h)
The cryosphere: glaciers, permafrost, ice sheet, sea ice (3 h)
The climate system and its natural and anthropogenic perturbations: Variation of the relative position of the continents, astronomical, greenhouse gases, aerosols, volcanic eruptions, solar activity, land use variations, meteorite impacts, (3h)
Sea Level rise (6 h)
The paleoclimate: reconstruction of climate change in the past (ice cores, speleothems, marine cores, etc.). (3 hours)
Points of no return "Tipping Point" (3 h)
Extreme events (3 h)
Climate Models (3 h)
Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (3 h)
Climate change simulations for the 21st century (3 h)
Impacts of Climate Change: cryosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, biosphere. (3h).
The economic costs of climate change (3 h)
Technological innovation for a decarbonised society (3 h)


Core Documentation

Pdf and copies of recent specialistic scientific publications given by the teacher


Reference Bibliography

Fourth and Fifth Assessment Reports (AR5 e AR6 ) of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) https://www.ipcc.ch Comini G. & Libraiato M. (2020) Cambiamento Climatico: il punto di vista fisico tecnico. SGEditoriali, Padova.

Type of delivery of the course

Lectures are carried on using ppt slides. During lessons, students are encouraged to ask questions and make comments.

Type of evaluation

The examination consists in an evaluation interview in order to assess the student acquired knowledge of the topics discussed during the lessons.