AOSC 401- Climate Dynamics and Earth System Science


  • AOSC 200- Weather and Climate
  •      or
  • AOSC 400- Physical Meteorology of the Atmosphere
  • or permission of instructor


The global weather and climate system; the natural variability of the atmosphere-ocean-biosphere; carbon cycle and biogeochemistry. Potential human effects: greenhouse effects, deforestation, acid rain, ozone depletion, nuclear winter. Social, political and economic aspects of changes in global environment. Policy options.

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