EAS 100 - Planet Earth

Introduction to the origin and evolution of the Earth and the solar system. Introduction to plate tectonics and the rock cycle. Simple energy balances and interactions between radiation and the atmosphere, land, oceans, ice masses, and the global hydrological cycle. Evolution of life, biogeography, and global climate in the context of geologic time. The carbon cycle. Human interaction with the Earth. Mineral and energy resources.

Not available to students with credit in EAS 101, 102 or 201 or SCI 100 (Note: Students with credit in EAS 201 may take EAS 200.).

Course details

Academic level(s)Bachelor
Language of instruction
InstitutionUniversity of Alberta
Begin date01.01.2020
End date05.01.2022
Registration deadline08.04.2022
ECTS credits3.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyBasic/broad, general programmes
Teaching placeUniversity of Alberta
Tagsgeologyatmosphereevolutionglobal climateSolar SystemIce Masses
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