12.021 Earth Science, Energy, and the Environment
Provides understanding of the Earth System most relevant to production of our planet's natural energy resources, including the physics, chemistry, and biology of conventional and alternative energy sources. Includes a broad overview of traditional and alternative energy sources: hydrocarbons (conventional and unconventional), nuclear, geothermal, hydroelectric, and wind and tides, along with their potentials and limitations. Develops detailed knowledge of the formation, concentration, and production of fossil and nuclear fuels, as well as the waste products associated with their consumption. An examination of conventional and alternative energy sources includes the environmental issues associated with the exploitation of these resources, both regional and global.
12.021 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by B. H. Hager.
Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in 54-824.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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