The Global Change-The Geologic Record
This course examines the long-term record of global change as reflected in sedimentary rocks, fossil faunas and floras, and low temperature isotope geochemistry. Topics include major changes in biogeochemical cycling processes through geologic time; lithosphere-ocean-atmosphere interactions; sedimentary suites and fossils as paleoclimatic keys; sedimentary processes related to global change; plate tectonic and mountain building as forcing mechanisms for climatic change; and extraterrestrial forcing. (lec 3) cr 3. Designed for senior-level students.