This specialization deals with the understanding of the Earth’s climate processes and the two main elements in determining the climate - the atmosphere and the oceans - and the interfaces between them. The curriculum includes courses on a broad range of topics, as well as laboratory experience and research cruises.
The coursework encompasses the physical and chemical processes related to the composition and movement of air in the atmosphere, the processes of cloud development and the purpose of precipitation, the movement of air in the atmosphere and the movement of water in the oceans. Other areas studied include atmospheric chemistry, carbon dioxide cycles, atmospheric radiation transitions, satellite measurements, currents and waves in the oceans, use of numerical models to predict weather and climate, to name a few.
A portion of graduates continue on to advanced degrees in oceanography or atmospheric science, while others choose to find employment in the private or public sector, dealing with a variety of topics, such as air pollution and marine resources.
Please note - We recommend participating in the integrated and abbreviated preparation course for the introductory courses in chemistry, mathematics and physics. This course is especially recommended for students tested for 3 matriculation units in mathematics, or 4 units with a grade of less than 85, or 5 units with a grade of less than 80.
Translation: Alie Naor