Earths global climate system
Title: Earths global climate system
SNIC Project: SNIC 2020/5-608
Project Type: SNIC Medium Compute
Principal Investigator: Thorsten Mauritsen <>
Affiliation: Stockholms universitet
Duration: 2021-01-01 – 2021-06-01
Classification: 10501


During January until the end of April of 2021 I will teach a master level course on the Earths global climate system. The course includes topics such as climate sensitivity, variability, instability and state-dependency. An important component of the course is that the students will conduct experiments with a state-of-the-art CMIP6 climate model, MPI-ESM1.2, albeit at a very coarse resolution of 400 km grid spacing to allow students free and easy experimentation, and furthermore permits top students to expand the learning experience beyond the course material (e.g. studying the ocean circulation or carbon cycle).