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3000E. The Oceans and Global Climate

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEM 1127Q; PHYS 1201Q or 1401Q or 1501Q or 1601Q. Recommended preparation: GSCI 1051 and MARN 1002.

Grading Basis: Graded

Understanding human impacts on the global climate system; the basics of domestic and international climate policy; and strategies for communicating climate-change science to the broader public, with special emphasis on the oceans. Topics include the Earth's energy budget and carbon cycle; the properties of greenhouse gases; historical and future changes in Earth's climate; impacts of global change on the oceans; and the implications of climate change for human behavior and energy usage. CA 3.

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