GAS TRANSPORT IN FIRN
Instructor: Ed Brook
Offered: Spring 2009

GLACIAL GEOLOGY
Instructor: Peter Clark
Offered: Every other year
Mass balance of glaciers, physics of glacial flow, processes of glacial erosion and deposition, glacial meltwater, glacial isostasy and eustasy, and Quaternary stratigraphy.

CLIMATE MODELING
Instructor: Andreas Schmittner
Offered: Every other year
Fundamental principles and theoretical concepts of simulating Earth’s climate system, its components (atmosphere, ocean, ice, biosphere) and interactions between them. Practical applications, hands-on programming of simple numerical models (no prior programming knowledge required). Overview of model hierarchy and applications to past and future climate changes. Understanding problems, challenges and uncertainties in climate modeling

PALEOCEANOGRAPHY
Instructor: Alan Mix
Offered: Every other year
Large-scale changes in the oceanic and atmospheric system, as recorded in marine sediments, and their implications for understanding global environment changes. Chemical, physical, and biological proxies for oceanic and atmospheric processes in the geologic record period. Evidence for changing global climate at time scales longer than the historical record; the oceanic history of the Late-Cenozoic ice ages, long term evolution of climate change patterns, catastrophic global environmental events, and application of quantitative models to the past. Current research topics in paleoceanography.

PRINCIPLES OF CLIMATE
Instructor: Karen Shell
Offered: Every year
Physics of climate past, present and future. Covers radiative processes, thermodynamics, cloud physics, and dynamics affecting the earth’s climate. Paleoclimate record and mechanisms driving this variability will be presented, along with modes of climate variability and various climate models.

QUATERNARY PALEOCLIMATOLOGY
Instructor: Ed Brook
Offered: Every other year
Introduction to geochronology, climate proxies, climate forcing, and climate modelling applied to paleoclimate problems. Emphasis on Quaternary climate history.

TIME SERIES ANALYSIS IN PALEOCEANOGRAPHY AND PALEOCLIMATOLOGY
Instructor: ?
Offered: Every year

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