Course Catalog - 2018-2019

     

ESCI 540 - EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE

Long Title: EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE
Department: Earth/Environmnt/Planetary Sci
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 121 OR PHYS 101 OR PHYS 111
Description: How and why has Earth’s atmosphere evolved over time? We will begin with an understanding of the atmosphere today - its physics, chemistry, and dynamics - work backwards in time to frontiers that are comparatively data-poor. We focus on empirical/observational constraints that drive theories of atmospheric evolution on Earth and other planets. Recommended Prerequisite(s): MATH 211 Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for ESCI 540 if student has credit for ESCI 414. Repeatable for Credit.