EMSC 1006/6106: The Blue Planet -
An Introduction to Earth System Science
Offered 1st Semester Annually, Course Convenors: Nicholas Engerer & Penny King
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This course is so fun to teach! One that allows us to see the Earth as a system.
Topics include: a history of Earth's environment; systems theory; the biophysical and biochemical processes that characterise the oceans, atmosphere and land surface; together with an introduction to the global water and carbon cycles. Lectures provide a scientific perspective on and basis for understanding global change processes. Practical sessions offer hands-on experience with global systems. It includes field excursions that introduce students to methods for environmental measurement and observation.