Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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Estimated Total Time Commitment - 170 hours
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
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CoordinatorProf Ian Simmonds
This subject discusses the Earth’s past and present climates, from billion year to hundred year time scales. The subject also deals with the wide range of causes of past climates and of climate change. Climate episodes discussed may include: Precambrian Snowball Earth, Gondwanan Glaciations, the Mesozoic Hothouse, global cooling over the last 20 million years, and the evolution of the Antarctic and the messages in its ice cores. The subject also covers the record of increasing aridity in Australia over the last 5 million years, the regular Ice Ages of the last 2 million years, and climate change over the last few thousand and hundreds of years. Described is the use of ‘proxy’ records, such as tree rings, corals, and pollen, to identify more recent changes in the Australian region.
At the successful completion of this subject students will have learnt to:
Anderson, D. E., A. S. Goudie and A. G. Parker, 2013: Global Environments through the Quaternary: Exploring Environmental Change (Second ed.). Oxford University Press, 395 pp.
Bender, M. L., 2013: Paleoclimate. Princeton University Press, 320 pp.
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
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A Student who successfully completes this course will:
Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG. |
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