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About the Course This course explores the physical processes that control Earth's atmosphere, ocean, and climate. Quantitative methods for constructing mass and energy budgets. Topics include clouds, rain, severe storms, regional climate, the ozone layer, air pollution, ocean currents and productivity, the seasons, El Niño, the history of Earth's climate, global warming, energy, and water resources.
Three thousand non-science major undergraduates at the University of Chicago have taken this class since 1995, and learned the science behind the forecast for a human influence on Earth's climate. The story combines physics, chemistry, biology, and Earth and atmospheric science. The content of this class is now being served to the internet world at large, in the form of videotaped lectures, on-line quizzes, and exercises. Sign up, for free, today, and work your way through material, on your own time and at your own pace. "Just wanted to say thank you for the great opportunity to be in your global warming class. The class lived up to all the great reviews that I received from my peers.
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