IB 484: Paleoclimatology

Course Details

Description: Survey of Earth's past climate variability, ranging from million-year to interannual time scales. Introduction to paleoclimate proxies including tree rings, marine and lake sediment cores, ice cores, corals, and speleothems. Focus on the drivers of climate change, major modes of climate variability, and how paleoclimate data can inform projections of future climate change. Same as GEOL 484. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Junior standing required.
Cross List: GEOL 484
IB Area(s):AA
Course Offered in Semester(s): Fall
Offered Only: Odd Years
Course Schedule: U of I Course Explorer Schedule
Syllabus: PDF of Course Syllabus