Graduate Courses

  • Course Number
    EAS6765
    Title Geomicrobiology
    Credits:
    3.00
    Lecture:
    3.00
    Lab:
    0.00
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    Prerequisites:
    EAS 3601 and (BIOL 4410 or BIOL 4418)
    Research Topics: Biogeochemistry
    Description
    Interactions between microorganisms and the geosphere; microbial energetics and genetics; geochemical controls on microbial diversity and activity; redox and acid-base balances; biogeochemical cycles; evolution. Cross listed with BIOL 6765.
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  • Course Number
    EAS6790
    Title Air Pollution Physics and Chemistry
    Credits:
    3.00
    Lecture:
    3.00
    Lab:
    0.00
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    Research Topics: Atmospheric Chemistry, Aerosols & Clouds
    Description
    Interaction to the physical and chemical processes affecting the dynamics and fate of air pollutants at the local, regional, and global scales. Particular emphasis is on tropospheric pollutant chemistry and transport. Cross listed with CEE 6790.
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  • Course Number
    EAS6792
    Title Air Pollution Meteorology and Chemistry
    Credits:
    3.00
    Lecture:
    3.00
    Lab:
    0.00
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    Research Topics: Atmospheric Chemistry, Aerosols & Clouds
    Description
    Air pollution history, atmospheric stability and boundary layer dynamics, atmospheric dispersion, atmospheric transport, air pollution modeling. Cross listed with CEE 6792.
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  • Course Number
    EAS6795
    Title Atmospheric Aerosols
    Credits:
    3.00
    Lecture:
    3.00
    Lab:
    0.00
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    Prerequisites:
    EAS 6410 and (EAS 6790 or CEE 6790)
    Research Topics: Atmospheric Chemistry, Aerosols & Clouds
    Description
    Chemical and physical properties of natural and anthropogenic aerosols. Sources, transport, transformation, and fate of primary/secondary, organic/inorganic, atmospheric semi-volatiles and aerosols Cross listed with CEE 6795.
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  • Course Number
    EAS8001
    Title Seminar
    Credits:
    1.00
    Lecture:
    1.00
    Lab:
    0.00
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    Description
    A forum for graduate students in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences to present and discuss topics related to their research interests.
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  • Course Number
    EAS8011
    Title Seminar
    Credits:
    1.00
    Lecture:
    1.00
    Lab:
    0.00
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    Research Topics: Remote Sensing, Space & Planetary Science, Biogeochemistry, Dynamics of Weather & Climate, Geophysics, Oceanography & Climate, Paleoclimate, Atmospheric Chemistry, Aerosols & Clouds
    Description
    A forum for graduate students in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences to present and discuss topics related to their research interests.
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  • Course Number
    EAS8012
    Title Seminar
    Credits:
    2.00
    Lecture:
    2.00
    Lab:
    0.00
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    Description
    A forum for graduate students in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences to present and discuss topics related to their research interests.
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  • Course Number
    EAS8013
    Title Seminar
    Credits:
    3.00
    Lecture:
    3.00
    Lab:
    0.00
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    Description
    A forum for graduate students in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences to present and discuss topics related to their research interests.
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  • Course Number
    EAS8802
    Title Special Topics: Seminal Papers in Astrobiology
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    Research Topics: Space & Planetary Science
    Description
    Astrobiology combines astronomy, physics, Earth and atmospheric sciences, chemistry and biology in seeking to understand the origin, evolution, and possible distribution of life throughout the universe.  We have substantial expertise in many of these topics here on campus, and a primary objective of this class is to foster more cross-disciplinary understanding and discussion between and within the relevant Schools.We'll meet for two hours each week to discuss a different highly cited paper, spanning all the sub-disciplines by the end of term.  Each week a different student will lead the discussion, presenting enough background material for everyone to understand the advance that the paper represented, and any significant work that has followed it.  Because of this structure, enrollment is limited to 15 students at the very most. 
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  • Course Number
    EAS8803
    Title Earthquake Physics
    Credits:
    3.00
    Lecture:
    3.00
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    Research Topics: Geophysics
    Description
    This course consists of a series of graduate-level lectures, discussion and presentations of the current status of geophysical and mechanical understanding of processes that control earthquakes.
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  • Course Number
    EAS8803
    Title Ocean Dynamics
    Credits:
    3.00
    Lecture:
    3.00
    Lab:
    0.00
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    Research Topics: Dynamics of Weather & Climate, Oceanography & Climate, Paleoclimate
    Description
    An advanced class for graduate students in Oceanography and Climate Science that studies the basic equations governing rotating geophysical flows with application to the ocean circulation. This course includes a theoretical component on geophysical fluid dynamics and one involving a combination of observations, theory and numerical modeling relevant to understand the large scale ocean circulation.
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  • Course Number
    EAS8803
    Title Ocean Biogeochemical Cycles
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    Research Topics: Paleoclimate
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  • Course Number
    EAS8803
    Title Atmospheric Radiative Transfer
    Credits:
    3.00
    Lecture:
    3.00
    Lab:
    0.00
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    Description
    The atmospheric radiative transfer is central to understanding the workings of the climate system. This course covers the physical principles, quantitative analysis, and numerical modeling of atmospheric radiation and its interaction with atmospheric constituents (gases, aerosol, and clouds) and the surface. Topics to be covered include the radiative balance at the surface, radiative forcing at the top of the atmosphere, radiative heating/cooling rates, actinic fluxes, methods for solving the one- and three-dimensional radiative transfer, radiation codes in regional and global atmospheric dynamical models, among others.
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  • Course Number
    EAS8803
    Title Mineral Surface Geochemistry
    Credits:
    3.00
    Lecture:
    3.00
    Lab:
    0.00
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    Description
    Interactions of aqueous solutions with the surface of minerals and particles with emphasis on molecular and thermodynamic models of ion sorption in complexation reactions, crystal growth and dissolution processes in Earth environments.
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  • Course Number
    EAS8803
    Title Origin of Planetary Systems
    Credits:
    3.00
    Lecture:
    3.00
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    Research Topics: Space & Planetary Science
    Description
    We will discuss the fundamental concepts pertinent to the evolution of planets and planetary systems.  We will cover topics to include (but not limited to): physics and chemistry of protoplanetary disks, planet formation, planetary system architecture, physics and chemistry of planetary differentiation, the meteorite record, asteroids, comets, Kuiper Belt and Oort cloud objects, and the early evolution of habitable planets.  We will draw on evidence from our own solar system and consider these processes in the light of new observations of exoplanets and other star systems.  An independent research component will be included.
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  • Course Number
    EAS8803
    Title Environment and Health
    Credits:
    3.00
    Lecture:
    3.00
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    Research Topics: Dynamics of Weather & Climate
    Description
    The course will offer a broad overview of the relationships between environmental factors and health in humans and other living organisms. In particular, the course will focus on how the health and well-being of organisms are affected by the chemistry of the natural environment, that is, the abundance, forms and availability of chemical elements in rocks, soils, natural waters and air. Health impacts of anthropogenic perturbations of natural ecosystems, including those related to ongoing global environmental change, will also be considered. Students will be introduced to concepts and principles from a variety of disciplines – environmental biology, ecology, toxicology, epidemiology, geochemistry, atmospheric chemistry, and bioinorganic chemistry. The course will be illustrated through a selected number of case studies. While the course has no specific prerequisites, students will be expected to have a college-level knowledge of physics, chemistry, biology, statistics and earth/environmental sciences.
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  • Course Number
    EAS8803
    Title Modern Geodetic Methods
    Credits:
    3.00
    Lecture:
    3.00
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    Research Topics: Geophysics
    Description
    This course is to be a combination of lecture, discussion, and computer-based usage of many of the modern tools applied to determining and understanding ground surface deformation.
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