Biogeochemical Cycles in the Earth System - an Overview
Category: Courses related to BGC cycles - Overview course
0.2 CP per course day
Goal of the module is an overview over the global Earth System, its major components (Atmosphere, ocean, land surfaces and cryosphere), their interactions through exchanges of energy, momentum and materials, and the major physical, chemical and biological processes controlling these exchanges. A special emphasis is given to the role of the global cycles of biogeochemical elements and their modifications in the context of global change.
Date: November 16-17, 23-25, and December 14, 2016
Location: MPI for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Room B0.002 or B0.004
Course teacher: Martin Heimann
Please indicate in the registration form if you can bring a laptop to the course (for the practical part). You will need the Wolfram Mathematica Player and a web browser. If you do not have a laptop available, we can lend you one if we know early enough.
3. Preliminary outline
L = Lecture, D = Demonstration, G = Group work
|13:00-16:00||L + G|
|13:00-16:00 (with possible Colloquium break 14:00-15:00)||L + G|
|13:00-16:00||L + G|
|13:00-16:00 (with possible Colloquium break 14:00-15:00)||L|
|13:00-17:00||L + G|
|14:00-17:00||* Presentation and discussion of the Earth System science questions1|
1 At the beginning of the course a few Earth System science questions will be posed, which the participants are asked to work on in groups during the two weeks of the course. Each group will present their approach and results during the session on Dec 14, 2016. More details will be announced in the course.
- Wallace and Hobbs, Atmospheric Science, Elsevier Academic Press, International Geophysics Series, v92, 2002, ISBN: 0-12-732950-1, 483pp.
- Schlesinger: Biogeochemistry - An analysis of global change, Elsevier Academic Press, 1997, ISBN: 978-0-12-625155-5, 588pp.
- Jacobson, Charlson, Rhode and Orians: Earth System Science, Elsevier Academic Press, International Geophysics Series vol. 72, 2000, ISBN: 978-0-12-379370-6, 527pp.
5. Course material
Material of Martin Heimann
- Global Change
- IMPRS Radiocarbon class
- Global Biogeochemical Cycles Course (long version, with references)
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