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AOSC 680- Introduction to Earth System Science


An introduction to the study of the earth as a system: atmosphere, oceans, land, cryosphere, solid earth, and humans. Cycling of materials and energy in the earth system: the energy cycle, the hydrologic cycle, the carbon cycle, the nitrogen cycle. Climate processes and variability:land-atmosphere, ocean-atmosphere, biosphere-climate, and human interactions, short- and long-term variability in climate.