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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 12.74 (Spring 2006) 
  • Course Title:
  • Paleoceanography 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Edward Boyle 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 12.740 Paleoceanography



    Spring 2006




    Course Highlights


    This course features detailed lecture notes and assignments.


    Course Description


    This class examines tools, data, and ideas related to past climate changes as seen in marine, ice core, and continental records. The most recent climate changes (mainly the past 500,000 years, ranging up to about 2 million years ago) will be emphasized. Quantitative tools for the examination of paleoceanographic data will be introduced (statistics, factor analysis, time series analysis, simple climatology).


    Technical Requirements


    Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .xls.


    *Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

     

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