Jul 17, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Catalog

CLM 125 - Introduction to Climate Science

4 Credits


In this course, students learn how climates are shaped by interactions among components of the Earth System: the atmosphere, oceans, vegetation, land, snow and ice. Through exploring these interconnected systems, students learn how to track the flow of energy through Earth’s systems, how to recognize feedbacks among systems, how to explain the coevolution of life and climate on Earth, how to understand the exchanges of carbon and water among Earth’s systems, and how to describe the varied climates existing today around the world and understand the geographic elements that cause these climates. Students build their skills in planning and carrying out investigations, analyzing and interpreting data, and constructing and communicating evidence-based scientific arguments through class assignments.