Description from the Study DesignEdit
In this area of study students investigate the thermodynamic principles related to heating processes, including concepts of temperature, energy and work. Students examine the environmental impacts of Earth’s thermal systems and human activities with reference to the effects on surface materials, the emission of greenhouse gases and the contribution to the enhanced greenhouse effect. They analyse the strengths and limitations of the collection and interpretation of thermal data in order to consider debates related to climate science.
The focus of this area of study is theory related to thermal physics, the application of that theory to climate science, and the use of experiment to carry out an investigation in this area.