Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018
ESC 402 The Science of Global Warming
3 hours; 3 credits
Fundamental principles of the climate system, structure and circulation of the atmosphere and oceans, radiation balance, the greenhouse effect, anthropogenic climate forcings, role of the sun/volcanoes/greenhouse gases/aerosols/land use, climate sensitivity, climate variability, the carbon cycle, global temperature change from instrumental records, climate reconstructions of the past 1000 years, climate from glaciers/boreholes/tree-rings, climate modeling, future predictions, sea level change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
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