Geology 390  [P]

Living on the edge: Global Climate Change and Earth History

Professor:  Robert MacKay,  WSU Geology Adjunct Professor

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Solar variations on time scales of billions of year to days and weeks influence the earth System.  Click to enlarge Large Volcanic eruptions can inject aerosols into the stratosphere where they remain for several years.  Click to enlarge  The natural climate system has its ups and downs.  Here over 400,000 years of CO2 and Temperature data from the Vostok Ice core.  Click to enlarge

Course Syllabus 

Course Description Tentative schedule     Related Articles
Instructor Research paper Some Useful Web Sites
  Homework Due Dates   Earth System
  Video Write-up Applets     Google

  The tentative online syllabus is located at  and will be updated throughout the term.  Online files in PDF format that are available for the course require the free Acrobat reader software which is obtainable at:  Adobe