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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
 
  Feb 29, 2024
 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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GEOL 1030 - THE ATMOSPHERE, OCEANS AND CLIMATE


Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
This course will examine the atmospheric and oceanic interactions that determine the nature of the global climate system. Specifically, the course will explore the origin, evolution, and structure of the earth’s oceans and atmosphere, the earth’s energy balance, atmospheric circulation patterns, and surface and deep ocean currents. The course will also consider records of past climate, evidence for recent warming, climate change projections, and climate change policy.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
Course Attributes: Global Studies


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