Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2017

     

ESCI 555 002 (CRN: 17546)

CARBON CYCLE

Long Title: MOUNTAINS, CLIMATE AND GLOBAL CARBON CYCLING
Department: Earth/Environmnt/Planetary Sci
Instructors:
Dasgupta, Rajdeep
Masiello, Carrie
Droxler, Andre W.
Torres, Mark A.
Yeung, Laurence
Nittrouer, Jeffrey A.
French, Melodie E.
Lenardic, Adrian
Lee, Cin-Ty A.
Gonnermann, Helge M.
Meeting: 2:00PM - 4:30PM M KWG 123 (21-AUG-2017 - 1-DEC-2017) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Seminar
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 2
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Section Max Enrollment: 19
Section Enrolled: 13
Enrollment data as of: 19-OCT-2021 10:47AM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: GR Course-Dept Schedules Exam
 
Description: The purpose of this course is to discuss the origins of high elevations, such as mountains and epeirogenic uplifts, and their impacts of climate, global carbon cycling, and sedimentary processes. We will discuss the physics and chemistry of building mountains by magmatism and tectonic thickening as well as destroying them by erosion, chemical weathering, and delamination. We will explore perspectives from the deep Earth to the atmosphere. The seminar will meet once a week for two hours with the first hour being a thematic overview given by faculty or students and the second hour devoted to discussion of assigned papers. Recommended Prerequisite(s): ESCI 321 and ESCI 322. Repeatable for Credit.