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.
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.
L = Lecture, D = Demonstration, G = Group work
|13:00-16:00||L + D|
|13:00-16:00||L + D||Exercises with simple carbon cycle and carbon cycle - climate model|
|11:00-13:00||L + D|
|Markus Reichstein, Sönke Zaehle|
|11:00-13:00||L + D||Coupled BGC-climate models|
|14:00-16:00||L + D|
|09:00-12:00||Presentation and discussion of the research questions on global change1|
1 The knowledge gained or refreshed in the overview course will be applied to research questions on global change. Every participants will report on a question on Monday, November 30, 2015.
Click here to register before November 4, 2015.
- 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.
Material of Martin Heimann
- Global Change
- IMPRS Radiocarbon class
- Global Biogeochemical Cycles Course (long version, with references)
Material of Susan Trumbore
- Slides of the N, P, S cycles lecture
- A selecton of past changes in atmospheric composi'on and climate
Material of Markus Reichstein
Material of Sönke Zaehle
This is the feedback of 14 (out of 16) participants regarding the overview course. Statistics and statements should not be taken as an exhaustive or exclusive list.