Physics 189: Climate and Sustainability

Fall Semester 2017


  Sharon Sessions
  sharon_dot_sessions_at_nmt_dot_edu
  (575) 835-5798
  Workman 353
 
  Office Hours: TBA
  Class Hours: MWF 1-1:50 pm
 
  Learning Coach:

  Fall 2017 Syllabus

Homework assignments

See syllabus for the homework policy and description of expectations for summaries, homework, and quizzes/exams.

Reading guides and supplementary information

This section provides additional information to supplement the material in each chapter.

Course Schedule:

This is a tentative schedule that we will follow over the course of the semester. Exam dates are tentative and subject to change! The actual dates will be announced in class and posted on the homework schedule (above).
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Date Topic & Book Chapters Tentative exam dates
Week 1-2 Chapter 1: Basics
 
Weeks 3-5
Chapter 2: Radiative Energy Flows
Weeks 6-10 Chapter 3:
  Turbulence and Cumulous Clouds
Weeks 11-12 Chapter 4:
  How Energy Travels
Week 13 Chapter 5:
  Feedbacks
Week 14 Chapter 6:
  The Water Planet
Weeks 15 Chapter 7:
  Predictability of Weather & Climate
Week 16 Chapter 8:
  Air, Sea, Land
Week 16 Chapter 9:
  Frontiers
Week 17 FINALS WEEK FINAL:
  TBA