[Earth and Planetary Sciences 230. Paleoclimate as Prologue]

This course aims to place current and anticipated changes in climate into the context of past events in Earth's history.  Current variations in temperature, precipitation, and sea level are examined in the context of events such as the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, greening of the Sahara, and sea level during the last interglacial.  Classes include lecture and discussion, as well as collaborative projects wherein data from instruments, trees, corals, ice, and sediment are interpreted through theory and statistics.
Notes: Likely offered Spring 2021. The course is intended for graduate students but will alternate annually with an undergraduate version.






Course ID: 


Subject Area: 

Earth and Planetary Sciences

Research Areas: 

  • [Course titles in brackets] indicate that the course is not scheduled to be taught during the 2019-2020 academic year, but may be offered in an alternate year.
  • An asterisk (*) before a course number indicates that a student must obtain the instructor's permission in order to enroll in the course.

Harvard University
Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Phone: (617) 495-0368

Connect with us

Follow HUCE to stay updated on energy and the environment at Harvard and beyond.

Subscribe to our mailing list