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2018-2019 Catalogue 
2018-2019 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ESCI 20000 - Earth Systems

Course Credit: 1.25
Earth Systems Earth systems are fundamental to our understanding of Earth and environmental sciences. ESCI 20000 investigates the complex interactions of earth’s spheres: atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, anthroposphere. Emphasis on cycles (hydrologic cycle, rock cycle), feedback loops (ice-albedo), and chaotic and fractal behavior within Earth systems (extinction, climate events). Study of the methods and principles employed in deciphering Earth history. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory weekly. Prerequisite(s): 1 100-level ESCI (or GEOL) course ; ESCI-20000L Annually. Fall and Spring. [MNS]