METR 487/887: Earth's Climate: Past, Present, Future

Prereqs: 6 hrs METR or 6 hrs GEOL.
How the Earth's climate has varied and the forcing mechanisms related to those changes. Themes that reappear through Earth's climate history and into the future; causes of climate change; the natural response times of the multiple components; and the role of greenhouse gases within the climate system at differing time scales.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom


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