Overview of the methods for examining climate change. Included are time series analysis and climate proxies such as tree-ring analysis, ??O/??O ratios, pollen and carbon-14 dating. Also covered are a variety of possible causal factors such as orbital variations, plate tectonics, volcanic eruptions, CO? variations and El Ni?o. The results of paleoclimatic modeling are also discussed. Spring of odd years. Prerequisite(s): MT 2110, (PH 2130 or PH 2410), and (MA 2490 or MA 2550); Junior status. (INCO)
*All course information is from the 2016-2017 Catalog.