Course Catalog - 2021-2022

     

EEPS 325 - OCEANS, ATMOSPHERES & CLIMATE

Long Title: OCEANS, ATMOSPHERES AND CLIMATE
Department: Earth/Environmnt/Planetary Sci
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Distribution Group: Distribution Group III
Credit Hours: 4
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Prerequisite(s): ESCI 101 OR ESCI 107 OR ESCI 109 OR ESCI 110 OR ESCI 111 OR ESCI 201 OR EEPS 101 OR EEPS 109 OR EEPS 110 OR EEPS 111 OR EEPS 107
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. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for EEPS 325 if student has credit for ESCI 325.