GEOL 5430 - Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology Course uri icon



  • Examines scientific tools, data, and theories related to the dramatically varied past climate of the Earth. Focus will be on marine records of climate change and ocean circulation, but ice cores and other continental archives will also be discussed. Course covers the Cenozoic Era (66 Ma to present), but with particular emphasis on the Quaternary ice age cycles. Recommended prerequisites: Introductory geology and introductory oceanography or atmospheric science.