Mysteries of Climate Dynamics
We will study the evidence in the climate record for dramatic changes in the climate system and delve into how these challenge our understanding of climate dynamics. Case studies will include the dim early sun paradox, the Snowball Earth, Equable Climates, Glacial/Interglacial and Stadial/Interstadial transitions and ENSO.
Course Notes: This course fulfills the EPS sub-discipline requirement of Atmosphere(s) and Oceans. EPS 138 is also offered as ESE 138. For SB students: this course can only count as a science elective in the concentration requirements, and SB students must enroll in EPS 138. AB students may enroll in either EPS 138 or ESE 138 to meet their concentration requirements.
Recommended Prep: Mathematics 21 or Applied Mathematics 22A and 22B; Physical Sciences 12; or permission of instructor.
Jointly Offered with:Faculty of Arts & Sciences as ESE 138