12.340 Global Warming Science


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Provides students with a scientific foundation of anthropogenic climate change and an introduction to climate models. Focuses on fundamental physical processes that shape climate (e.g. solar variability, orbital mechanics, greenhouse gases, atmospheric and oceanic circulation, and volcanic and soil aerosols) and on evidence for past and present climate change. Discusses material consequences of climate change, including sea level change, variations in precipitation, vegetation, storminess, and the incidence of disease. Examines the science behind mitigation and adaptation proposals.

This class has 5.60 as a prerequisite.

12.340 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by EAPS Staff.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

In the Spring 2015 Subject Evaluations, 12.340 was rated 5.7 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Global Warming Science site or on the 12.340 Stellar site.

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