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Spring 2022 Earth and Environmental Sciences GU4920 section 001

Call Number 11962
Day & Time
TR 10:10am-11:25am
417 Schermerhorn Hall [SCH]
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Jerry F McManus
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description Prerequisites: Compliments GU4937 Cenozoic Paleoceanography, intended as part of a sequence with GU4330 Terrestrial Paleoclimate. For undergrads, UN2100 Earth System: Climate or equivalent, or permission of instructor The course examines the ocean's response to external climatic forcing such as solar luminosity and changes in the Earth's orbit, and to internal influences such as atmospheric composition, using deep-sea sediments, corals, ice cores and other paleoceanographic archives. A rigorous analysis of the assumptions underlying the use of climate proxies and their interpretations will be presented. Particular emphasis will be placed on amplifiers of climate change during the alternating ice ages and interglacial intervals of the last few million years, such as natural variations in atmospheric greenhouse gases and changes in deep water formation rates, as well as mechanisms of rapid climate change during the late Pleistocene. The influence of changes in the Earth's radiation distribution and boundary conditions on the global ocean circulation, Asian monsoon system and El Nino/Southern Oscillation frequency and intensity, as well as interactions among these systems will be examined using proxy data and models. This course complements W4937 Cenozoic Paleoceanography and is intended as part of a sequence with W4330 Terrestrial Paleoclimate for students with interests in Paleoclimate.
Web Site Vergil
Department Earth and Environmental Sciences
Enrollment 19 students (30 max) as of 5:34PM Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Subject Earth and Environmental Sciences
Number GU4920
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20221EESC4920W001

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