ESCI 865 (01R) - Paleoclimatology

Paleoclimatology

Durham   Engineering&Physical Sciences :: Earth Sciences
Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, Remote Section, Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Class Size:   5  
CRN: 56554
Course reviews the study of past changes in the Earth's climate system. Main discussion topics include astronomical theories of ice ages, Quaternary dating methods, Antarctic and Greenland ice core records, greenhouse gases, marine-based climate proxies, glacial mega-floods, and linkages between ocean circulation and abrupt climate change. Emphasis on climate variability during the Quaternary period (the last approximately 1.8 million years), a time interval dominated by cycles of global glaciation. Lectures include discussion of recent and emerging scientific papers in order to keep pace with the latest findings in paleoclimatic research.
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Equivalent(s): EOS 865

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 MWF 9:10am - 10:00am ONLINE