Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2024


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EEPS 325 001 (CRN: 22808)


Department: Earth/Environmnt/Planetary Sci
Instructor: Beer, Emma
11:00AM - 11:50AM MWF (8-JAN-2024 - 19-APR-2024) 
1:00PM - 3:30PM T (8-JAN-2024 - 19-APR-2024) 
Part of Term: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Distribution Group: Distribution Group III
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 4
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Prerequisites: ESCI 101 OR ESCI 107 OR ESCI 109 OR ESCI 110 OR ESCI 111 OR ESCI 201 OR EEPS 101 OR EEPS 107 OR EEPS 108 OR EEPS 109 OR EEPS 110 OR EEPS 111 OR EEPS 115 OR EEPS 116
Section Max Enrollment: 19
Section Enrolled: 18
Enrollment data as of: 12-JUL-2024 6:41AM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: Scheduled Final Exam-OTR Room
Final Exam Time:
9:00AM - 12:00PM T
Description: Earth’s climate system is characterized by complex interactions between the ocean, atmosphere, and land surfaces that are constantly evolving. This course will cover the physics and chemistry of the ocean and atmosphere to explore the mechanisms that control global and regional climate. Topics include: Earth’s energy balance, atmosphere and ocean circulation, and biogeochemical climate feedbacks. We will also explore records of past climate (historical and pre-historical) and projections of future climate. Students will engage in lab-based activities to understand fluid flow in the atmosphere and ocean and complete problem sets including programming assignments.