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2019-2020 Catalogue 
2019-2020 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ESCI 27000 - Paleoclimate

Course Credit: 1.25
PALEOCLIMATE The study of past climate change is an environmental science that can help interpret the past, explain the present, and anticipate future change and climate impacts. After an overview of Earth’s ocean-atmosphere system and energy balance, we will explore the Quaternary (last 2 million years) focusing on dating methods and techniques of reconstructing past climates through field and lab projects. Labs include computer modeling, analysis of time series and field projects extracting lake sediment cores and collecting and processing tree-ring data. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory weekly. Fieldtrips required. Prerequisite(s): 1 100-level ESCI (or GEOL) course; ESCI-27000L Alternate Years. [MNS, Q]