Atmosphere, Ocean, and Climate Dynamics: The Atmospheric Circulation (EARTHSYS 146A, ESS 146A, ESS 246A, GEOPHYS 146A, GEOPHYS 246A)

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246A
Introduction to the physics governing the circulation of the atmosphere and ocean and their control on climate with emphasis on the atmospheric circulation. Topics include the global energy balance, the greenhouse effect, the vertical and meridional structure of the atmosphere, dry and moist convection, the equations of motion for the atmosphere and ocean, including the effects of rotation, and the poleward transport of heat by the large-scale atmospheric circulation and storm systems. Prerequisites: MATH 51 or CME100 and PHYSICS 41.
Subject: 
EARTHSYS
Academic Year: 
2015-2016
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Atmosphere, Ocean, and Climate Dynamics: The Atmospheric Circulation (EARTHSYS 246A, ESS 146A, ESS 246A, GEOPHYS 146A, GEOPHYS 246A)

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146A
Introduction to the physics governing the circulation of the atmosphere and ocean and their control on climate with emphasis on the atmospheric circulation. Topics include the global energy balance, the greenhouse effect, the vertical and meridional structure of the atmosphere, dry and moist convection, the equations of motion for the atmosphere and ocean, including the effects of rotation, and the poleward transport of heat by the large-scale atmospheric circulation and storm systems. Prerequisites: MATH 51 or CME100 and PHYSICS 41.
Subject: 
EARTHSYS
Academic Year: 
2015-2016
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The Global Warming Paradox

Code: 
41N
General Education Requirement(s): 
WAY-SMA
Preference to freshman. Focus is on the complex climate challenges posed by the substantial benefits of energy consumption, including the critical tension between the enormous global demand for increased human well-being and the negative climate consequences of large-scale emissions of carbon dioxide. Topics include: Earth¿s energy balance; detection and attribution of climate change; the climate response to enhanced greenhouse forcing; impacts of climate change on natural and human systems; and proposed methods for curbing further climate change.
Subject: 
EARTHSYS
Academic Year: 
2015-2016
Section(s): 

Air Pollution and Global Warming: History, Science, and Solutions (CEE 64)

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263D
Survey of Survey of air pollution and global warming and their renewable energy solutions. Topics: evolution of the Earth's atmosphere, history of discovery of chemicals in the air, bases and particles in urban smog, visibility, indoor air pollution, acid rain, stratospheric and Antarctic ozone loss, the historic climate record, causes and effects of global warming, impacts of energy systems on pollution and climate, renewable energy solutions to air pollution and global warming. UG Reqs: GER: DBNatSci
Subject: 
CEE
Academic Year: 
2015-2016
Section(s): 

Green House Gas Mitigation (CEE 272S)

Code: 
172S
This course will introduce the main concepts of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions measurement and management, and it will explore the main mitigation options for reducing emissions or sequestering carbon dioxide. It will address technical aspects of GHG mitigation via energy efficiency and demand-side management, energy in high-technology industry, distributed power and co-generation, the role of renewable energy in GHG management, carbon sequestration in forestry, agriculture, and geological formations.
Subject: 
CEE
Academic Year: 
2015-2016
Section(s): 

Climate Change Adaptation in the Coastal Built Environment (CEE 229S)

Code: 
129S
How will climate change impact coastal ports and harbors around the world? Leading experts discuss the latest science, policy, and engineering research on this important issue, including the necessary response to protect ports and harbors from significant sea-level rise and storm surge. Focus is on the built environment. Guest speakers. CEE 229/129 for research option. See www.groupspaces.com/seaports2100.
Subject: 
CEE
Academic Year: 
2015-2016
Section(s): 

Air Pollution and Global Warming: History, Science, and Solutions (CEE 263D)

Code: 
64
General Education Requirement(s): 
GER: DB-NatSci, WAY-SMA
Survey of Survey of air pollution and global warming and their renewable energy solutions. Topics: evolution of the Earth's atmosphere, history of discovery of chemicals in the air, bases and particles in urban smog, visibility, indoor air pollution, acid rain, stratospheric and Antarctic ozone loss, the historic climate record, causes and effects of global warming, impacts of energy systems on pollution and climate, renewable energy solutions to air pollution and global warming. UG Reqs: GER: DBNatSci
Subject: 
CEE
Academic Year: 
2015-2016
Section(s): 

Weather and Storms (CEE 263C)

Code: 
63
General Education Requirement(s): 
GER: DB-NatSci, WAY-SMA
Daily and severe weather and global climate. Topics: structure and composition of the atmosphere, fog and cloud formation, rainfall, local winds, wind energy, global circulation, jet streams, high and low pressure systems, inversions, el Niño, la Niña, atmosphere/ocean interactions, fronts, cyclones, thunderstorms, lightning, tornadoes, hurricanes, pollutant transport, global climate and atmospheric optics.
Subject: 
CEE
Academic Year: 
2015-2016
Section(s): 

Conservation Science and Practice

Code: 
33N
General Education Requirement(s): 
GER: DB-NatSci, WAY-SMA
Preference to freshmen. This course will explore the potential for harmonizing people and nature, for achieving improved outcomes in the well-being of both as a result of conservation investments and interventions. We will consider biophysical, economic, social, and psychological perspectives, examining an array of conservation goals, from protecting endangered species to securing ecosystem services (such as flood control and climate stability) to alleviating poverty and improving mental well-being.
Subject: 
BIO
Academic Year: 
2015-2016
Section(s): 

Environmental Literacy

Code: 
15N
General Education Requirement(s): 
GER: DB-NatSci, WAY-SMA
Preference to freshmen. Lack of public understanding of the details of most environmental problems is cited as a cause of environmental deterioration. Good citizenship requires literacy about the elements of the scientific and decision making processes that accompany most environmental issues. Whether we are aware of them or not, environmental problems significantly decrease the quality of our lives, those of future generations and of other species.
Subject: 
BIO
Academic Year: 
2015-2016
Section(s):