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ATOC 1060-002 OUR CHANGING ENVIRONMNET Lecture 1: Syllabus http://atoc.colorado.edu/~whan/ATOC1060
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a. Course Goals Factors determine the past and present climates of the Earth System. Factors: Natural internal variability; Natural external forcing; (example: solar & volcano); Anthropogenic forcing; (human-induced). Process & Impact.
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Overall goal: develop an appreciation and basic understanding of the factors that contribute to the complexity and diversity of the Earth system (natural and anthropogenic), and to begin to explore the possible solutions to environmental problems and how those solutions are linked to regional and global economic and political issues.
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Instructor: Prof. Weiqing Han Office: Duane Physics D-349 Office hours: Email: [email protected] Phone: 303-735-3079 Class time: TR 12:30pm-1:45pm Class location: Duane G1B20
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Weiqing Han BS & MS: Meteorology; PhD: Physical Oceanography; Research: Ocean circulation & dynamics; Climate variability; Climate Change.
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c. Teaching Assistant Heather Walsh: ATOC PhD candidate Office Hour: Wed 11am-12noon; March 17 and April 14, 10am-12noon; Location: Room 255-04, Stadium Gate 7.
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d) Class web site Syllabus; Lecture notes; Lecture, homework, exam schedule; Class news; please check once per week Homework assignments; Project assignment; Clickers information; Grades; Honor Code Policy for ATOC 1060 http://atoc.colorado.edu/~whan/ATOC1060
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e) Text book and materials The Earth System , second edition, Lee R. Kump, James F. Kasting, and Robert G. Crane. Chapters 1-6, 12, 15 and 16. Two copies of the textbook: reserved in Math-Physics Library (Duane, 1st floor); I put 1 additional copy: total 3 copies.
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f): Lecture arrangements 30 sessions: 25 class lectures, including 3 lab demos; 2 Guest lectures: (Prof. George William Sherk: University of Denver, the Law School.) 2 exams, 1 make-up.
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Clickers and your grade IClickers will be used for this class; Starting in the second week of class ; Available at the bookstore; Clickers grades will be used to somewhat IMPROVE your final grades as a bonus; Visit class website for more information on registration; You MUST register your clicker following the Clicker Info link on the class web site.
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course ATOC 1060 taught by Professor Keen,richa during the Spring '07 term at Colorado.

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