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Study of the physical environments of the Quaternary Period, with special emphasis on climate dynamics, ice-age theories, worldwide terrestrial and marine glacial stratigraphy, and paleoclimatology. One weekend field trip. Lec 2, Lab 2. Prerequisite: ERS541 or permission. Cr 3. Offered every second year.
The climatic system, survey of atmospheric behavior and climatic change; meteorological measurements and analysis; formulation of physical principles governing weather and climate with selected applications to small and large scale phenomena.
Explores the coupled dynamics of humans and the biosphere through time, from hominid evolution more than 2.5 million years ago to the present era. Curriculum draws from anthropology, geography, paleoecology, and climate science to inform on the integrated human-environment relationship in the context of global change. This course is identical to BIO 510. 3 credits.