Earth and Climate [F-10-17]

Presenter: Aileen O'Donoghue
Location: Potsdam Civic Center: Community Meeting Room
Classes: 5 Sessions 1.5 hours
Dates: Thu 10:30 AM 09/23, 09/30, 10/07, 10/14, 10/21
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Learn about the major infl uences on Earth’s climate, which include atmospheric processes, the oceans and energy fl ow. Explore how we learn about past climates and what we now know about them. Lastly, examine climate change from the perspective of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) and the skeptics.

Aileen O’Donoghue holds physics degrees from New Mexico Tech where she studied both astronomy and atmospheric physics. She has taught a course on global climate at SLU for the past ten years.

NOTE: The fifth session of this course is on October 21 (same time, same place). (It was inadvertently left off the blue course booklet insert as well as off the yellow print calendar.)

LINKS:

  • http://www.ipcc.ch/ - International Panel on Climate Change.
  • http://myslu.stlawu.edu/~aodo/SLU/SOAR/index.htm - Aileen O'Donoghue's own home page dedicated to the SOAR Courses she has taught. (Includes links to .pdf and .ppt digital files that accompany her SOAR courses:"The Sky in Motion: Life on the Tilted Teacup Ride"-  Fall 2009 as well as "Earth and Climate" - Fall 2007 and Fall 2005, and "Seeking God in Einstein's Universe - Fall 2006 and Fall 2004.)


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