12.102 Environmental Earth Science

Fall 2005

The Water Cycle.
The water cycle describes the sources, sinks, and flow of our most important natural resource. (Image courtesy of USGS.)

Course Highlights

This course features assignments (often related to the listed readings) and lecture summaries.

Course Description

The geologic record demonstrates that our environment has changed over a variety of time scales from seconds to billions of years. This course explores the many ways in which geologic processes control and modify the Earth's environment and serves as an introduction to Environmental Earth Science Field Course (12.120), which addresses field applications of these principles in the American Southwest.
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Prof. Samuel Bowring

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session