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Spring 2011-2012
EEB 533A   P/D/F Only

Topics in Ecology - Earth System Modeling

Stephen W. Pacala
Elena Shevliakova

This course will overview the science behind Earth System Models (ESMs), with focus on interactions between the terrestrial biosphere and climate. An ESM consists of coupled models of the atmosphere, oceans and land, which includes carbon, hydrologic, and nutrient cycles. The course will offer hands-on experience with the NOAA/GFDL ESMs and their components. Students will learn how to use models to predict impacts of climate change on the biosphere, its feedbacks on climate, and how to evaluate ESM's uncertainties.


Reading/Writing assignments:
Students will be expected to complete projects that use GFDL models.

Other Requirements:
Open to Graduate Students Only.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
43163 S01 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm W        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled