Earth System Modelling
Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-2
An introduction to the construction, analysis, and interpretation of quantitative models of the Earth System and its components, with a particular emphasis on the use of computers in scientific problem solving. Both process models and statistical models will be discussed. Topics may include simple models of mountain building, reaction kinetics, global energy balance, ecosystem dynamics, the geothermal gradient, and ocean tides.
Prerequisites: 202 or 260; MATH 202 or two of 200, 201, 205; PHYS 102 or 112 or 120 and 130
Pre- or corequisites: One of STAT 255, 260, GEOG 226; or permission of the department.
Undergraduate course in Earth and Ocean Sciences offered by the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences in the Faculty of Science.