12.301 / 12.842 Past and Present Climate (12.301) / Climate Physics and Chemistry (12.842), Fall 2005
Author(s)Wunsch, Carl; Boyle, Edward A.; Plumb, R. Alan, 1948-
Past and Present Climate (12.301) / Climate Physics and Chemistry (12.842)
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Meets with graduate subject 12.840, but assignments differ. See description under subject 12.840. From the course home page: Course Description This course introduces students to climate studies, including beginnings of the solar system, time scales, and climate in human history.
climate, climate change, proxies, ice cores, primordial atmosphere, ozone chemistry, carbon and oxygen cycles, heat and water budgets, aerosols, water vapor, clouds, ocean circulation, orbital variations, volcanism, plate tectonics, solar system, solar variability, climate model, energy balance