Paleoceanography

Relationship between the zero-point energy and molecular mass.

Schematic diagram showing the relationship between the zero-point energy and molecular mass for hydrogen, deuterium and HD. (Image by MIT OpenCourseWare.)

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12.740

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Spring 2008

Level

Graduate

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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).

Boyle, Edward. 12.740 Paleoceanography, Spring 2008. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/earth-atmospheric-and-planetary-sciences/12-740-paleoceanography-spring-2008 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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