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Course, academic year 2022/2023
Climate changes in Earth's history - MG421P44
Title: Klimatické změny v geologické historii
Czech title: Klimatické změny v geologické historii
Guaranteed by: Institute of Geology and Paleontology (31-420)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2022
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: cancelled
Language: Czech, English
Note: enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: RNDr. Mgr. Jiří Laurin, Ph.D.
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Annotation -
Last update: Rudolf Trnka (19.05.2012)
This course introduces the main components of the Earth's climate system and their behavior during the geological history from the Proterozoic through Quaternary. The focus is on the mechanisms of climatic changes at time scales of thousands through millions of years.
Literature - Czech
Last update: Rudolf Trnka (10.04.2008)

Ruddiman, W.F., 2008. Earth's Climate: Past and Future. 465 s., Freeman & Co., New York

Weedon, G., 2003. Time-Series Analysis and Cyclostratigraphy. 259 s., Cambridge University Press

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Rudolf Trnka (19.05.2012)

written exam (100-90% = A; 89-75% = B; 74-60% = C; <60% failed)

Syllabus -
Last update: Rudolf Trnka (19.05.2012)

Sylabus EN:

1) Earth's climate system - Introduction

2) Long-term climate changes I.- Faint Young Sun Paradox

3) Long-term climate changes II. - Snowball Earth

4) Long-term climate changes III.: Icehouse vs. greenhouse

5) Long-term climate changes IV.: Icehouse vs. greenhouse

6) Orbitally driven climate changes I.: Introduction

7) Orbitally driven climate changes II.: Examples

8) Orbitally driven climate changes III.: Examples

9) Short-term climate changes I.

10) Short-term climate changes II.

11) Present-day and future climate changes

12) Numerical methods in paleoclimatology

course schedule: 12 2-hour lectures

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