- Courses for Adult Learners
- Family Nature Camp
- Conferences and Events
- Summer Field Institute for High School Students
- Summer Field Studies for Children
Climatology and Climate Change
Students will team-up with classmates to work on various opportunities to analyze research, and describe examples of climate change in their state or hometown. Teams will also explore possible adaptations or remedial actions to reduce or mitigate the impact(s) of climate change in their region of the country.
The course will begin with an overview of the climate system, how weather fits into it, and changes over time. At least one field trip is planned and guest lecturers will address specific key topics.
Definitions, Basic global circulation, Hadley cell, Polar cell
Regional circulation, air mass theory, mid-latitude cyclones
Fronts, storms, long-term trends, climate classification
Climatic variables, el Nino, la Nina, MJO, PDO
Ice core lab field trip
Current research topics, paleoclimatology, guest lecture
Historical climate change, Geopolitical considerations
Class project presentations