The course deals with how physical and chemical processes affect the Earth’s climate and the links between human activity and climate change. The course includes practical model simulations of e.g. the Earth’s energy balance and exchange processes between the atmosphere and the ocean. Furthermore, the course will offer training in scientific hypothesis formation, and discuss the reasons for the limitations of our understanding of the climate system.

Admittance requirements

Bachelor's degree containing at least 15 HECs in Mathematics, for example Mathematics for natural scientists 15 HECs or Mathematics for social scientists 15 HECs. Also required is knowledge equivalent to Swedish upper secondary school course English B.


Schedule VT20

Course literature

Goosse, H. Climate System Dynamics and Modelling, Cambridge University Press, 2015. ISBN: 9781107445833


The syllabus is a formal document for the course:

Course material

Grading criteria, course literature, and other material and correspondence related to the course will be available on the course Athena-site at or you can ask the responsible lecturer.

Course report

MO7003, VT2019, kursrapport (20 Kb)

Upcoming courses

Starts during the spring semester.


Via (Swedish) or (English). For more information see Application and admissions.