[Earth & Planetary Sciences 138. Mysteries of Climate Dynamics]

We will study the evidence in the climate record for dramatic changes in the climate system and delve into how these challenge our understanding of climate dynamics.  Case studies will include the dim early sun paradox, the Snowball Earth, Equable Climates, Glacial/Interglacial and Stadial/Interstadial transitions and ENSO.

Notes: This course fulfills the EPS sub-discipline requirement of Atmosphere(s) and Oceans. Likely offered Spring 2020.

Prerequisites: Mathematics 21a or Applied Mathematics 21a; Physics 15c or Physical Sciences 12a or Applied Physics 50B; or permission of instructor.







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Earth and Planetary Sciences
Environmental Science and Engineering

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