TimeDaysLocationInstructorGERCreditOPUS Class NumberSyllabus (Tentative)
12:50pm-1:40pm
MWF
Math & Science Center - W507
Hickcox, Charles W. SNT. 43828 TBA.

January 15, 2013- April 29, 2013

Prerequisites: ENVS 120 or ENVS 131 or OXBIOL 111 or permission of instructor.

Catalog Description: Environmental Studies 130 is strongly recommended as a prerequisite. The science of climatology studies the physical properties of the earth's atmosphere and how they conspire to produce the observed climates of the present and the deduced climates of the past. This course pays particular attention to the energy cascade of the climate system, the processes by which energy becomes distributed across the globe, and the potential role of the ocean in long- and short-term climate change.

Semester Details: The science of climatology studies the physical properties of the earth's atmosphere and how they conspire to produce the observed climates of the present and the deduced climates of the past. This course pays particular attention to the energy cascade of the climate system, the processes by which energy becomes distributed across the globe, and the potential role of the ocean in long- and short-term climate change.

Required Textbooks, Articles, and Resources

  1. Dessler, Andrew E. Introduction to Modern Climate Change.
    ISBN: 9780521173155.
  2. Archer, David. The Global Carbon Cycle.
    ISBN: 9780691144146.

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