Courses of Study 2013-2014 
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Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EAS 3400 - Field Study of the Earth System

Spring. 6 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: one semester of calculus (MATH 1110  or MATH 1910 ) and two semesters of any of the following: CHEM 2070 /CHEM 2080  or CHEM 2090 /CHEM 2080 ; PHYS 1112 /PHYS 2213  or PHYS 2207 /PHYS 2208 ; or equivalent course work. Permission of instructor required. Enrollment limited to: students enrolled in the Cornell University Earth and Environmental Systems Field Program in Hawaii.

A. Moore.

Interdisciplinary field course covering fundamental concepts of the Earth system. Topics include global circulation patterns in the solid Earth, atmosphere, and ocean; energy and mass transfer; change and variability of Earth, atmosphere, and ocean systems; the temporal record of change preserved in the geologic record; and Earth, oceanic, and atmospheric controls on ecosystem processes. The course is project-based with students engaged in hands-on, active learning that takes advantage of local resources.

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