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Course Catalog 2008-2009 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEOL 111 - Glaciology, Ice Ages and Climate Change


This course may also count for the major in (consult the program or department major requirements) :
ENVS
Next Offered: 2009-2010

Semester Offered: Second Semester
Credits (Range): 3 Hours
Attribute: 3 NS, QP-H

Changing climate causes glaciers to grow or shrink. Advancing ice sculpts Earth’s surface, whereas retreating ice deposits rock debris. Moreover, the ice in glaciers contains a detailed record of climate changes. This course uses glacier dynamics and glacial geology to examine the factors that control climate change, to determine how climate changed in the past, and to analyze natural and anthropogenic causes of climate change. To earn quantitative proficiency, students must complete six problems sets. Enrollment Limit: 60.
Instructor: S. Wojtal



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