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This course introduces students to climate studies, including beginnings of the solar system,

, time scales, and climate in human history. It is offered to both undergraduate and graduate students with different requirements.

Course Curriculum

    • The origin of the earth, atmosphere and life Unlimited
    • The early geochemical evolution of the earth and the origin of life Unlimited
    • The co-evolution of life, ocean-atmospheric chemistry, and sedimentary rocks Unlimited
    • The Faint Young Sun Paradox, the geochemical C cycle and climate on geologic time scales Unlimited
    • Long-term climate cycles and the proterozoic glaciations Unlimited
    • Climate on geologic time scales and the CO2-climate connection Unlimited
    • Pleistocene ice age cycles 0-2.65 ma Unlimited
    • Ice sheet paleoclimatology Unlimited
    • Randomness and chaos in the climate system Unlimited
    • Climate physics and chemistry Unlimited
    • Radiative transfer Unlimited
    • Moist convection Unlimited
    • Flux of water Unlimited
    • Heat transport Unlimited
    • What controls the temperature gradient in middle and high latitudes? Unlimited
    • Natural and fossil fuel CO2 in the ocean I Unlimited
    • Natural and fossil fuel CO2 in the ocean II Unlimited
    • Changes in CO2 during the past million years Unlimited
    • Atmospheric chemistry I: ozone, chlorofluorocarbons, nitrogen oxides, and dimethyl sulfide Unlimited
    • Atmospheric chemistry II: methane Unlimited
    • Ocean circulation for climate understanding Unlimited

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