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Fall 2022 Earth and Environmental Sciences GU4330 section 001

Call Number 11587
Day & Time
TR 10:10am-11:25am
555 EXT Schermerhorn Hall [SCH]
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Jorg Schaefer
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description Understanding the fundamental processes driving our Climate System is more important than ever. In this course, I will give an overview of the archives in which evidence of terrestrial paleoclimate is preserved, the approaches to developing and applying proxies of climate from these archives, approaches for constraining the time represented by the information, and interpretations that have been developed from such archives. Important archives to be included are ice cores, caves, wetlands, lakes, trees, and moraines. The time interval covered will be mostly the last few tens of thousands of years, and chronometers based on radiocarbon, U-series and cosmogenic nuclide dating will be presented. A particular emphasis will be put on natural climate processes and interactions that are relevant for the ongoing climate crisis and potential solutions. The course will consist of formal lectures that alternate with recitation and discussing examples and problem solving.
Web Site Vergil
Department Earth and Environmental Sciences
Enrollment 25 students (25 max) as of 8:04AM Saturday, October 1, 2022
Status Full
Subject Earth and Environmental Sciences
Number GU4330
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20223EESC4330W001

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