ESCI 865 (01) - Paleoclimatology


Durham   Engineering&Physical Sciences :: Earth Sciences
Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2023 - Full Term (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   10  
CRN: 56251
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.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Equivalent(s): EOS 865
Instructors: Joseph Licciardi

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/24/2023 5/8/2023 MWF 9:10am - 10:00am JAMS 254