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ATS 399H: Fall Quarter 2007
Introduction to Climate Science

SeaWiFS Views the Global Carbon Cycle TOMS: Antarctic Ozone Hole, 2000 The Blue Marble from Apollo 17 Larsen Ice Shelf, Antarctica SeaWiFS: North Pacific Low Gulf Stream's Brightness Temperature
Web-based discussion page

I have created a Blackboard discussion board for the class. Please use this forum to ask questions and get answers, share thoughts, and suggest ways to improve class. I will attempt to answer questions within a day. Please be polite and thoughtful, and do not expect me to monitor the board at all times and reply instantaneously!

Discussion Board (Click on the "Discussion Board" link. You need to be logged in to Blackboard in order for this to work.)



Class Meeting Times and Location
Th 10:00-11:50 am StAg 237

Instructor: Prof. Karen M. Shell
Email: kshell@coas.oregonstate.edu
Phone: (541) 737-0980
Office: StAg 318
Office hours: M 1:30 to 2:30; Tu 10:00 to 12:00 (and by appointment)

Course Description
This is an introductory course on climate and climate change. The goal of the course is to help students understand the major climate processes and the role of human activity in climate change. A corollary goal is to enable students to evaluate material about these issues critically. The class focus will be on the Earth's climate as a coupled system including interactions between the atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere, and biosphere.

A more detailed description can be found in the class syllabus.

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