INSTRUCTOR: Prof. Andrei Lapenis
CLASS MEETS Monday, Wednesday 1:00 -2:20 p.m., Earth Science, Room 325.
GRADES: your final average is FA = (1/3) (GM + GP + GF) , where GM, GP are the grades on midterm exam and midterm paper, and GF is the grade on the final. The grading on each is: >90= A, 80-89=B, 70-79=C, 60-69=D, 60-0=F.
H.H. Lamb "Climate, History and the Modern World". Second edition. Routledge, 1995.
1. M.I. Budyko "The Evolution of the Biosphere". D.Reidel Publishing Company. 1984.
2. T. J. Crowley and G.R. North "Paleoclimatology". Oxford University Press. 1991.
The Earth's Climate in the Past and Future. This course will start with the history of earth's climate. The survey of past climates will help us to better understand the general aspects of physical climatology, and climatic trends. Present climatic trends will be considered in relation to the accelerating growth of human population, production of energy and development of agriculture. Students will also study different methods of detection, analysis, and prediction of possible anthropogenic climate changes.
Part I The development of climate
January 22- February 12
Part II Climate and history
February 19 -April 9
Part III Climate in the modern world and questions about the future
April 14 - May 7
March 12, 1:00-2:20 p.m.
DEADLINE FOR THE COURSE PAPER:
May 16, 10:30-12:30