Academic Catalog

GEOE568 PALEOCLIMATOLOGY

Course Code: 5640568
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Geological Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. SMAL MER YILMAZ
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.

Course Content

The climate system and feed back mechanisms. Variations of the Earth’s orbital parameters and Milankovitch Theory. Paleoclimatic informatics from marine and non-marine sediments, sedimentary rocks, corals, terrestrial organisms and ice cores. Global carbon, oxygen and sulfur cycles in the Earth’s history. Phanerozoic paleoclimate changes. Determination of Paleotemperature. Effects of climate change on sea level. Paleoclimate models and future predictions.