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Global Climate Change
Sarah Fortner, Carleton College
× Consequences of global climate change already include: increased drought, heat waves, flood intensity, glacial retreat, and sea level rise. Solutions are needed to reduce human impact on our climate system ...

Subject: Atmospheric Science: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Global Change and Climate, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science
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Grade Level: College Lower (13-14):College Introductory

Paleoclimatology
Cindy Shellito, University of Northern Colorado
This course introduces students to the methods of paleoclimatology and provides a survey of major climatic events over the history of the Earth. The course incorporates journal articles and web resources to teach ...

Subject: Atmospheric Science: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate
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Grade Level: College Upper (15-16)

North American Environments
Marguerite Forest, Florida Gulf Coast University
Natural environments of North America (north of Mexico and excluding Florida) and critical environmental issues in the region will be examined in terms of geology/geomorphology, climate/weather, and biogeography ...

Subject: Atmospheric Science: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Ecosystems, Geoscience:Geology:Historical Geology, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change
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Grade Level: College Upper (15-16)

Physical Geography - The Atmosphere
Jill Trepanier, Louisiana State University
The topical focus of GEOG 2050 "Physical Geography: The Atmosphere" includes: (1) basic concepts in atmospheric science, including atmospheric structure and composition, energy balances, and atmospheric ...

Subject: Atmospheric Science: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Geography
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Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Introductory

Climatology
Cindy Shellito, University of Northern Colorado
This course is designed to help students gain a scientific understanding of the physical aspects of Earth's climate system and the factors that influence climate change. We explore the global balance of energy ...

Subject: Atmospheric Science: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Solar radiation, Climate sensitivity and feedbacks, Global energy balance, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Forecasting, Seasonal patterns, Extreme weather, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Hydrologic cycle, El Nino/La Nina, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Global change modeling, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather, Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Global change modeling, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Atmospheric circulation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Solar and terrestrial radiation, Energy, heat and temperature
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Grade Level: College Upper (15-16)

Planetary Climate Change
Dave Dempsey, San Francisco State University
What are weather and climate, how has climate changed in the past, how do we know, what causes climate to change, and how can we predict future climate? Planetary Climate Change explores scientists' current ...

Subject: Atmospheric Science: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change
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Grade Level: College Upper (15-16)

The Earth's Climate System
Louisa Bradtmiller, Macalester College
This course will be taught once per year. It provides an introduction to the climate system through lectures, labs, discussions and activities. It uses lecture and inquiry based activities to help students gain ...

Subject: Atmospheric Science: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Global change modeling, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climate Change:Greenhouse gas emissions, Greenhouse effect, Climate feedbacks, Anthropogenic causes, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:El Nino, Climate Change:History and evolution of Earth's climate, Greenhouse gas emissions, Global change modeling, Greenhouse effect, Anthropogenic causes, Paleoclimate records, Climate feedbacks, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:History and evolution of Earth's climate, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Solar radiation, El Nino/La Nina
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Grade Level: College Lower (13-14):College Introductory

Environmental Analysis
deborah gross, Carleton College
Humans have had a dramatic impact on the chemistry of the earth's environment. In this course, we study the chemistry of molecules in the air, water, and soil. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the ...

Subject: Atmospheric Science: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Waste, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality, Environmental Science:Air Quality
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Grade Level: College Upper (15-16)

Our Dynamic Weather
Dave Dempsey, San Francisco State University
"Our Dynamic Weather" explores the nature of weather and how and why it changes. It describes how atmospheric scientists display and interpret weather information and use that information to identify ...

Subject: Atmospheric Science: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology
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Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Introductory

Earth's Climate: Past, Present and Future
Earth's climate has changed dramatically over its history moving between completely ice-free intervals to periods of global glaciation. This course will examine how and why these changes occurred by ...

Subject: Atmospheric Science: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Geoscience, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change
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Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Introductory