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EESC 4462 Paleoclimate I (Proxies) (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

The course explores how past climate information can be reconstructed from geologic deposits (e.g., ice cores, marine and lake sediments, glacier deposits, speleothems, tree rings). Topics will include the earth system processes governing physical, chemical, biological, and isotopic variability in such deposits, sampling and analytical methodologies for constructing paleoclimate records, techniques for dating and creating age models, and common approaches to interpreting past climate variability from climate archives. This course is intended to be paired with, but not a prerequisite for, Paleoclimate II (Past Climate Dynamics).

Instructor(s): Corinne Wong

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17