ENVIRON 105 - Our Changing Atmosphere
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Program in the Environment (ENVIRON)
Department: LSA Environment
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The greenhouse effect, stratospheric ozone depletion, the polar ozone holes, and urban smog are discussed from a scientific perspective using the latest information. Human-induced change in atmospheric composition is a primary vehicle for Global Change. These changes can affect atmospheric motions, including jet streams, fronts and violent storms. The atmosphere interacts with all other components of the environment: the oceans, the geosphere (solid earth), the biosphere (living plants and animals), and the cryosphere (glaciers and ice-caps). These interactions and "feedback mechanisms" are a central theme of this course, which is intended for non-science concentrators.

ENVIRON 105 - Our Changing Atmosphere
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
36815
Open
1
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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Note:
1. Both textbooks will be available electronically for purchase at a discount at www.xamprep.com 
2. Do not buy the full version of Ahrens already at xamprep (it is for AOSS 102); the subset of Ahrens we need will be available shortly for less than the full version. 
3. For Ruddiman, the relevant edition is the 2nd ed, 2008, not the 1st ed., 2001, listed here.
ISBN: 0495115584
Essentials of meteorology : an invitation to the atmosphere, Author: C. Donald Ahrens., Publisher: Thomson Brooks/Cole 5th ed. 2008
Optional
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780716737414
Earth's climate : past and future, Author: Ruddiman, W. F. (William F.), 1943-, Publisher: W.H. Freeman 2001
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