Biogeochemical Cycles in the Earth System - an Overview
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.
|Course||Course leaders||Date||Location||Registration deadline|
|Biogeochemical Cycles in the Earth System -|
|June 19 - 25, 2014||MPI-BGC|
|June 17, 2014|
|p.m. (I)||ca. 14:00-15:30|
(will be defined in the morning)
L = Lecture, D = Demonstration, P = Practical, E = Excursion
|a.m. (I + II)||L||Introduction - Overview of Earth System - Components and processes in the Earth System (Atmosphere, Ocean, Land surfaces, Hydrological cycle, Cryosphere) - Fundamental scientific questions - Energy balance||MH|
|p.m. (I)||L + D||Exercises with simple energy balance model - Feedback calculus - Bifurcations and chaos||MH|
|a.m. (I)||L||Biogeochemical cycles I: Cycles of carbon and oxygen||MH|
|a.m. (II)||L + D||Simple carbon cycle model||MH|
|p.m. (I)||L + D||Biogeochemical cycles II: Simple coupled carbon cycle - climate model||MH|
|a.m. (I)||L||Part I Some BGC basics||Link to notes|
|a.m. (II)||L||Part II The Lithosphere and long-term convolution of climate and atmosphere||Link to notes|
|p.m. (I)||L||Isotopes as tools for studying global biogeochemical cycles||Link to notes|
|a.m. (I+II)||L||Finish with stable isotope problems|
Biogeochemical Cycles of N, P, S, Fe: the highlights
|Link to notes|
Link to notes
|p.m. (I)||L+D||Radiocarbon||Link to notes|
|a.m. (I)||L||Methane cycle||Link to notes|
|a.m. (II)||L + D||Global Change (plus extra from Martin Heimann)||Link to notes|
|p.m. (I)||L||Extra links: IMPRS Radiocarbon class. and Global Biogeochemical Cycles Course (long version, with references)|
Click here to register before June 17, 2014.
- 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)
Slides of Susan Trumbore
- Some BGC basics
- The Lithosphere and long-term convolution of climate and atmosphere
- Isotopes as tools for studying global biogeochemical cycles
- Biogeochemical Cycles of N, P, S, Fe: the highlights
- N cycle
- Methane cycle
8 of 9 participants filled in the survey by December 9, 2014. Thank you very much! The survey results are available here. Statistics and statements should not be taken as an exhaustive or exclusive list.
7. Previous overview courses
Overview course, February 2013
Overview course, February 2012
Overview course, December 2010