EARTH 104 - Ice Ages, Past and Future
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Earth and Environmental Sciences (EARTH)
Department: LSA Earth & Environmental Sciences
Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in EARTH 151 or GEOSCI 151.
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Class Misc Info:
Meets 09/04/18 - 10/22/18. (Drop/Add deadline=09/17/18.).
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Earth 104 is a mini-course that explores the Earth's climate system and how at times its various components operate to produce extensive ice sheets that cover large parts of the Earth's surface. The role of each of the major components of the climate system will be discussed. These include ice sheets, astronomical inputs, the oceans, the atmosphere, and plate tectonics. Reconstructions of past climatic conditions are discussed in terms of how they were developed and how they can be related with the climatic warming associated with the recent large increase in atmospheric greenhouse gases.

Course Requirements:

No background in science is necessary.

Intended Audience:

All undergraduate students

Class Format:

One-hour lectures, twice per week

EARTH 104 - Ice Ages, Past and Future
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Half-term minicourse. Meets Sept 4 thru Oct 18. Final Exam on Oct 18 unless otherwise arranged. Drop/add deadline is Sept 18.
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