Graduate Courses

EAS6122 Biogeochemical Cycles
Hours - Total:
3.00
Hours - Lecture:
3.00
Hours - Lab:
0.00

A multi-disciplinary exploration of the chemical, physical, geological, and biological processes that cycle the nutrient elements through the Earth system and thereby maintain a habitable planet.

EAS6130 Earth System Modeling
Hours - Total:
3.00
Hours - Lecture:
3.00
Hours - Lab:
0.00
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Description pending.

EAS6136 Paleoclimatology and Paleooceanography
Hours - Total:
3.00
Hours - Lecture:
3.00
Hours - Lab:
0.00
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This course will explore the history of the Earth's climate, covering methods for reconstructing past climate and the mechanisms behind these climate changes.

EAS6140 Thermodynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans
Hours - Total:
3.00
Hours - Lecture:
3.00
Research Topics:
Atmospheric Chemistry, Aerosols & Clouds

Description pending.

EAS6145 Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Oceans
Hours - Total:
3.00
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Research Topics:
Remote Sensing

This course provides a foundation for understanding the physical principles of remote sensing of the atmosphere and oceans. The course is designed as a collection of lectures and computer modeling laboratories. The lectures focus on the fundamentals of the interactions between electromagnetic radiation and atmospheric gases, aerosols and clouds, and ocean surfaces, covering the spectrum from the ultraviolet through the microwave. The labs provide hands-on experience in using remote sensing data for various applications in atmospheric and oceanic sciences. Topics to be covered include aerosol and cloud property retrievals, ozone and air pollution characterization, vertical temperature and humidity profile retrievals, sea ice characterization, and retrievals of ocean color and sea surface temperature. The main goal of the course is to provide a broad conceptual framework for physical understanding the methodology and applications of remote sensing.

EAS6211 Geochemical Thermodynamics
Hours - Total:
3.00
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3.00
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0.00
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Research Topics:
Biogeochemistry

Fundamental principles of chemical equilibria in geochemical systems with emphasis on solution properties and mineral water equilibria.

EAS6212 Geochemical Kinetics
Hours - Total:
3.00
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3.00
Hours - Lab:
0.00
Research Topics:
Biogeochemistry
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EAS 6211

Fundamental principles of biogeochemical kinetics and mathematical treatment of coupled transport and reaction in natural environments. Interpretation of field and experimental data using kinetic theory.

EAS6214 Aqueous Geochemistry
Hours - Total:
3.00
Hours - Lecture:
3.00
Hours - Lab:
0.00
Research Topics:
Biogeochemistry
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EAS 6211

Chemical processes that regulate compositions of natural waters at or near the Earth's surface, with emphasis on quantitative calculations of acid-base, solubility, and redox equilibria.

EAS6216 Isotope Geochemistry
Hours - Total:
3.00
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3.00
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0.00
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Biogeochemical significance of nuclear isotopes, both radioactive and stable.

EAS6305 Phys & Chem Oceanography
Hours - Total:
3.00
Hours - Lecture:
3.00

Study of the dynamics of large-scale ocean circulation, air-sea interaction and their roles in biogeochemical cycling of carbon and nutrients. 

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