MIT Energy Initiative
Energy Classes at MIT

Global Change Science

Meets Energy Minor Requirements

Elective

Instructor

Class Number

1.071

Level

Undergraduate

Term

Fall

Description

Introduces the basic relevant principles and concepts in atmospheric physics, climate dynamics, biogeochemistry, and water and energy balance at the land-atmosphere boundary, through an examination of two current problems in the global environment: carbon dioxide and global warming; and tropical deforestation and regional climate. An introduction to global environmental problems for students in basic sciences and engineering.

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