[GEOL 245] Earthâ€™s Climate: Past and Future
This course provides an understanding of natural climate variability over Earthâ€™s history, including rates and magnitude of change, and the mechanisms driving these changes. An understanding of past climate states and changes is then used to interpret current anthropogenic climate change and extrapolate future climate scenarios. This class studies past climate using data collected from rocks, sediments, ice sheets, tree rings, and fossils.
Earthâ€™s Climate: Past and Future
Prerequisites: Any 100 level geology, biology, or chemistry course, or by consent of the instructor.
Offered alternate fall semesters.