ESC 572: Earth Systems & Climate Change
Maximum Increased. 08/05/11 – Instructor Added.
Synonym:78276 (for web registration)
Meeting Schedule:Fridays 9/2 - 12/9 (1:00PM-3:59PM)
Competency Areas Fall 2010 and later: Core – Required
Section A – Restricted to Fall 2011 Science Teacher Certification; others by permission of ES department administration.
Sections B & C – Restricted to Fall 2011 CB & EE; others by permission of ES department administration.
Sections D & E – Restricted to ASJS, SDS and SDCC: others by permission of ES department administration.
This course employs a systems approach to understanding earth?s physical and biological environment by examining the large-scale components and processes of the earth system. Understanding the interaction of these elements and their natural variability in space and time is critical for assessing the rates, drivers, and consequences of environmental change. Content will emphasize climate change dynamics, biogeochemical cycles, and land use patterns and their feedback relationships with the atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, pedosphere and biosphere.