Global and Urban Warmings  (3400029)
Common Subjects
Course  :  Master's Course
Subject Type  :  Interdisciplinary Subject
Instructor  :  Professor NAKATSUKA, Takeshi
Professor SHINODA, Masato
Professor OSADA, Kazuo
Professor FUJITA, Koji
Professor HIYAMA, Tetsuya
Professor KATO, Hirokazu
Assoc. Prof. SUDO, Kengo
Assoc. Prof. SAKAI, Akiko
Assoc. Prof. MASUNAGA, Hirohiko
Assoc. Prof. AIKI, Hidenori
Professor OKUMIYA, Masaya
Assoc. Prof. IIZUKA, Satoru
Credits  :  2
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This lecture aims to understand the mechanism of the global warming, its effects on natural environments and human society, and internatinal politics and future perspective.
Introduction to Global Warming

1. Guidance
2. Mechanism of global Warming
3. Greenhouse gases and Aerosol
4. Climates of the past
5. Climate in the future
6. Variation of glaciers
7. Variation of the Oceans
8. Effect on vegetation
9. Variation of precipitation
10. Desertification
11. Effect on water resources
12. Architecture harmoniously coexisted with the environment
13. Global warming downscaling
14. Urban infrastructure equipment
15. Internatinal politics and future perspective                
Grading Criteria
Attendance (20%) and four reports (80%)
Course Textbook
Recommended Reference Books, Other Study Material, and notes
Kai, K. ed, 2012: Two warmings - Global warming and heat island, Seizando-shoten.
Stocker, T.F. et al. ed., 2013: Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis, Cambridge University Press.
Barros, V.R. et al. ed., 2014: Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability, Cambridge University Press.
Edenhofer, O. et al. ed., 2014: Climate Change 2014 - Mitigation of Climate Change, Cambridge University Press.
Language in class
▪ Presentation & Materials : Partially in English
▪ Oral explanations : Japanese only
▪ Questions in English : Available
e-mail address / Tel No / Room of Instructor(s)
T. Nakatsuka
Environmental Common Building 404 , TEL 052-789-5787