12.349 Mechanisms and Models of the Global Carbon Cycle
Addresses changes in the ocean, terrestrial biosphere and rocks modulation of atmospheric carbon dioxide on timescales from months to millions of years. Includes feedbacks between carbon cycle and climate. Combines hands-on data analysis with the formulation of simple models rooted in basic physical, chemical and biological principles. Students create individual "toy" global carbon cycle models. Students taking graduate version complete different assignments.
12.349 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by M. Follows.
Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 54-819.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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