The Fluid Earth: Oceans, Atmosphere, Climate, and Environment
This course introduces students to the fluid Earth, emphasizing Earth’s weather and climate, the carbon cycle, and global environmental change. The physical concepts necessary for understanding the structure, motion and energy balance of the atmosphere, ocean, and cryosphere are covered first, and then these concepts are applied in exploring major earth processes. Examples from Earth’s past history, on-going changes in the climate, and implications for the future are highlighted.
Course Notes: Course includes lectures twice a week, and either a one hour section or a lab each week. This course fulfills the EPS sub-discipline requirement of Atmosphere(s) and Oceans.
Jointly Offered with:Faculty of Arts & Sciences as ESE 50