Syllabus for Climate and Landscape

Klimat och landskap

A revised version of the syllabus is available.


  • 10 credits
  • Course code: 1GE111
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Earth Science A1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2007-03-15
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Revised: 2013-04-26
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2013
  • Entry requirements:

    120 credits including minimum 90 credits in Earth Science alternatively Physics. In addition knowledge and skill corresponding to Climate variations 5 credits.

  • Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences
  • This course has been discontinued.

Learning outcomes

After completion of the course the student shall be able to

  • describe the Earth's global and regional climate
  • explain the interaction between climate and landscape dynamics in global climate and environmental change
  • describe land use and climate i tropical areas
  • describe the heating of the polar regions and how this affects permafrost areas
  • explain the principles of energy exchange between the earth's surface and the atmosphere


The course reviews the following topics: regional climate systems across the globe; regional climate couplings to landscape dynamics and development; the dynamic landscape-climate system and land use under global change; local scale surface-atmosphere energy exchange.


Lectures, seminars, and independent study.


Written and oral presentation of results. The course is graded using a written examination, 6 credits, and compulsory activities, 4 credits.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2013

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Slaymaker, Olav; Spencer, T.; Embleton-Hamann, Christine. Geomorphology and global environmental change

    1st paperback edition.: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011

    Find in the library


Last modified: 2022-04-26