GG 308/508: The global carbon cycle.
The course discusses the isotopic composition of atmospheric gases: CO2, O2, H2O. It will focus on the use of isotopes in quantifying CO2 sources and sinks to balance the carbon budget. The course discusses the different components of the carbon cycle and the isotopic variations associated with them and the concept of scaling up laboratory measurements to global scale flux estimates through isotopic mass balance modeling approaches. Syllabus.
GG 702: The Physical Science of Global Climate Change.
This is a reading seminar class, whose reading material is the physical science section of the 2007 IPCC report (AR4 work group 1), offering students an overview of up-to-date physical evidences of global climate change. The class is designed to help graduate students and senior undergraduates establish an understanding of the big picture of climate science and evaluate critically the current state of climate sciences (what we know and what we don't).
GG 740: Student Research Seminar.
This is a seminar class, in which students present seminars on topics related to their own scientific data and arguments in an informal environment and forces them to think about their research in a detailed enough way that would allow them to explain it to a mixed audience.
GG 240: Forensic Geoscience.
An undergraduate seminar course that discusses the use of geoscience approaches to solving mysteries. Technology and methods that have been originally developed for geological related research have been adapted and are commonly used in criminal, environmental, historical, and archeological investigations. The course will introduce these methods and approaches and will discuss them using case studies.