FRS 161 Earth's Climate: A Tale of Many Weathers (STL (Tu & Th 3:000-4:20 PM)
INSTRUCTORS: Adam Maloof and Frederik Simons
In this Freshman Seminar, you will combine scientific field observations with modeling and interpretation in order to answer questions such as: How is the energy of Earth and the Sun harnessed in its various forms? What is the impact of agriculture and resource extraction on landscapes — and how do climate and topography influence what can be grown, what can be mined, where humans settle? How have civilizations through the ages reconciled opportunity and threat: of fertile volcanoes, powerful rivers, burning forests? How do we see societal issues through the lens of geology and geophysics? What are the influence of climate, topography, and geology on agricultural food production? What is the difference between weather and climate?