Geological Constraints on the Global Carbon Cycle
This course explores global geochemical cycles through the use of simple numerical models. Topics covered range from box models of the geologic carbon and oxygen cycles, planetary thermostats, and atmospheric oxygenation, to box models of Cenozoic seawater chemistry (Mg and Ca), to 1D diffusion-reaction modes of the dynamics of carbon and oxygen in sedimentary systems. Previous coursework in differential equations and MATLAB are highly desirable but not absolutely necessary.
Sample reading list:
See instructor for complete list
Course packet is assembled by instructor.
Papers - 70%
Problem set(s) - 30%
Not Open to Freshmen.
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