Description
PALEOCLIMATOLOGY
This course presents the different types of data used to study the earth's climatic history and long-term climatic variability. Particular emphasis is given to the climatic changes during the late Cenozoic -- the so called glacial ages. Topics of discussion include time scales of climatic change, types of paleoclimatic records and their limitations, numerical climate models, the causes of climatic change, and the importance of paleoclimatic research in forecasting the future.
Details
Grading Basis
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Units
3
Component
Lecture - Required
Offering
Course
GEOL 1052
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
Geology and Environmental Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Enrollment Requirements
PREQ: GEOL 0055
Typically Offered
Spring