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Fall 2010-2011
GEO 538  

Paleoclimatology

Michael L. Bender

A discussion of major climatic events in Earth history and their causes. Topics include Snowball Earth, Paleozoic glaciations, warm Cretaceous climates, major climate events of the Cenozoic, and Pleistocene ice ages. We will analyze these climate events in the context of Earth's radiative balance, greenhouse warming, interactions between the atmosphere and biosphere, and modeling studies of oceans, atmosphere, and paleoclimate.

Sample reading list:
Papers from literature.,

Requirements/Grading:
Oral Presentation(s) - 100%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22201 S01 9:30 am - 11:00 am T Th   Guyot Hall   154   Enrolled:8 Limit:20