Introduction to the contemporary Earth climate system and evidence for near-future changes, focusing on the role of the atmosphere, oceans and land surface. Course includes the use of mathematical models to describe complex systems and the role of policy, economics and ethics in mitigating human impact. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World: Quantitative reasoning requirement.
- Introduction to atmospheric circulation, radiation transfer, thermodynamics and radiation balance as they determine the vertical structure of the atmosphere and regulate the surface temperature. Kinetics, modeling, and reaction systems as they relate to air pollution and ozone chemistry in the stratosphere and troposphere. Course includes a student-designed laboratory/field project related to local air pollution issues.
- EV 321 - Environmental Management (Perramond site). 2014 version (block 6)
- Block 8, 2012 - Senior year transition course, for seniors only. 1 unit. Perramond