ESC 572: Earth Systems & Climate Change

Synonym:

86441 (for web registration)

Section:

D

Faculty:

Katrina Martin Maloney

Credits:

3

Seats:

15

Semester:

Fall 2012

Meeting Schedule:

Fridays 8/31 - 12/14 (1:00PM-3:59PM)

Description:

Competency Area: ASJS, CB, Cert, EE, SDCC, SDS-Required

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.