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Undergraduate Course Descriptions

01:450:413 Climate System and Global Climate Change

Credits: 3

This course will explore the climate system and climate variability and change from a geographic perspective. The Earth's energy budget, hydrologic cycle, and atmospheric circulation will be examined at a variety of spatial and temporal scales. Along with past climate variability and change, present climate events and aspects of climate change will also be covered, including human impacts resulting from deforestation, atmospheric pollution, urbanization, and various other factors. Our planet’s climate future will also be examined.

Sample Syllabus

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