Academic Catalog 2018-2019 
    
    Dec 08, 2019  
Academic Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEO 109 - Geologic Perspectives on Global Warming

Course Units: 1
(Spring; Rodbell) Global climate change is one of the defining issues of our time. This course covers the basics of the climate system; topics include: the radiation balance of Earth, the role of greenhouse gases on Earth’s surface temperature, atmospheric and oceanic circulation, and natural oscillators in the climate system. A significant portion of the course is dedicated to understanding natural climatic variability on Ice Age and postglacial timescales, and the perspective that this understanding gives us when predicting future temperature trends on Earth and the likely impact that these trends will have on human society. CC: SET



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