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Spring 2014-2015
GEO 534   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Geological Constraints on the Global Carbon Cycle

John A. Higgins

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

Reading/Writing assignments:
Course packet is assembled by instructor.

Papers - 70%
Problem set(s) - 30%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to First Year Undergraduates.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
43295 S01 12:00:00 pm - 01:30:00 pm M W   Guyot Hall   154   Enrolled:4 Limit:10