Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9105025191998Environmental ClimatologyElective118
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aims of this course are to give the required scientific knowledge to the students on climate systems and processes, natural and human-induced climate change.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dr. ECMEL ERLAT
Learning Outcomes
1 To be able to understand observed variations in the global climate system (variations in temperature, precipitation and ice-glacial covers; sea level rise; atmospheric oscillation patterns, etc.);
2To be able to understand patterns and processes of climate system and their inter-relationships with human activities
3To be able to understand the climate system and complex interaction among the clime system components
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
*human activity and climate change * observed variations in the global climate system * projections for the global climate change * possible impacts of climate change * protection of the global climate system.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Atmosphere, weather and climate; climate system
2Natural greenhouse effect; increased greenhouse effect
3Greenhouse gases and aerosols (sources and sinks of greenhouse gases and aerosols; radiative forcing)
4Natural and anthropogenic climate change
5Observed variations in the global climate system
6Variations in temperature, precipitation and ice-glacial covers variations in sea level rise
7Results of the climate models (atmospheric carbon dioxide projections
8Exam
9Projections for the global climate change (projected changes in the global mean temperature, precipitation)
10Projections for the global climate change (projected changes in the sea level)
11Projected regional climate changes
12Possible impacts of climate change (impacts on natural ecosystems, water resources
13Possible impacts of climate change (impacts on socio-economic systems)
14Protection of the global climate system (The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change)
15Protection of the global climate system (The Kyoto Protocol)
16Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Demir İ., Kılıç G.,Çoşkun M. 2007. Türkiye ve Bölgesi İçin PRECİS bölgesel iklim modeli çalışmaları. I. Türkiye İklim Değişikliği Kongresi – TİKDEK 2007, 11 - 13 Nisan, 2007, İTÜ, İstanbul. Morgan M. D. and Moran J. M. (1997) Weather and People. Prentice Hall Press, (200 pp.). Moran J. M., Morgan M. D. and Pauley P. M. (1997) Meteorology. Prentice Hall, New Jersey (530 pp.). Ruddiman W. F., Thomson J. S. (2001) The case for human causes of increased atmospheric CH4 over the last 5000 years. Quaternary Science Reviews 20: 1769–1777. Türkeş, M. (2008) İklim değişikliğiyle savaşım, Kyoto Protokolü ve Türkiye. Mülkiye 259: 101-131. Türkeş, M. (2001) Küresel iklimin korunması, İklim Değişikliği Çerçeve Sözleşmesi ve Türkiye. Tesisat Mühendisliği 61: 14-29, İstanbul.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Self Study1410140
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12525
Individual Study for Final Examination13535
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)232
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