Introduction to the Earth's climate system. Black body spectrum: the classical limit and implications for the terrestrial radiation.
- 0D model: radiative balance with references to the solar planets. Simplified models of energy balance : interaction albedo - temperature and the faint young sun paradox. Stability, instability, and feedback processes.
Paleoclimatic variability, processes of glaciation, " snowball earth". Methods of isotopic datation and reconstruction of time series.
- 1D models: Equation of radiative transfer model "gray gas" greenhouse runaway effect, the ultraviolet absorbing atmosphere. Spectral properties of the atmosphere. The role of clouds and convection.