Know Climate Change

Basics of Climate Science

Topic Objectives

Weather and climate make for great conversation starters!

Whether it is the onset of spring, the first shower of the monsoons or the soft sunlight in the chill of the winter, people cherish talking about these occasions. Often, slight deviation from the expected weather is also discussed and debated at length. We also know how weather and climate affect what we wear and what we eat. However, not until the scientists told us that we realized - there is more to weather and climate than what meets the eye.

In this topic, we will introduce basic concepts that will help you appreciate and learn about this dynamic climate system.

By the time you complete the topic, you will be able to

For your understanding, the topic has been classified into two sections – Climate System and Climate Variation. Let us now begin with the section on Climate System.