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Spring 2017 - MIIS
Sep 26, 2020
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IEPG 8517 - Foundations of Climate Science

This course focuses on the scientific basis of climate change. Topics include the greenhouse effect, the energy flows between Earth and its atmosphere that establish our planet’s climate, our understandings of past climates, human influence on climate, and projections of future climate. Readings will be from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report (available online). Each class will be divided among lecture/discussion and workshop activities. Workshops will include analysis of climate data as well as exercises in climate modeling.

2.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MIIS Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Intl Policy & Management Division
Intl Environmental Policy Department

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