12.842 / 12.301 Past and Present Climate

Fall 2008

An image demonstrating the components of the climate system.
Schematic view of the components of the climate system, their processes and interactions. (Image courtesy of IPCC.)

Course Description

This course introduces students to climate studies, including beginnings of the solar system, time scales, and climate in human history. It is offered to both undergraduate and graduate students with different requirements.
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Prof. Edward Boyle
Prof. Kerry Emanuel
Prof. Carl Wunsch

Course Meeting Times

3 sessions / week
1 hour / session


Undergraduate / Graduate

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