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Students supported by NSF grants are required to take this class during the first semester.
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.