The Dynamic Earth
Tim Filley, Jim Ogg
Earth Systems Science
This course covers the formation and development of the solid earth, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and bio-sphere. The course studies the whole earth as a system of many interacting parts and focuses on the changes within and between these parts. This course is intended for all majors in earth and atmospheric sciences.
This course, offered in the fall term of 2003 at Purdue University, has 2 lectures (Monday and Wednesday) and 3 lab sessions (students attend on of Tuesday, Thursday or Friday).
This course address topics such as deep time, major climatic cycles, climate on human timescales, natural climate change and biodiversity.
The text for this course is:
Kump, Kasting & Crane. The Earth System (2nd edition)
The website contains the class schedule and links to documents that will be used on given lecture days.
Total of 1000 pts (Tests 35+130+180; Field trip 50; Labs 300; Paper 200; Quizes & Homework 105)