Teaching

The ARVE Group is invested in sharing its expertise, knowledge and enthusiasm. To this end, Prof. Jed Kaplan and Dr. Basil Davis regularly engage in teaching session with students following the courses for credit and those just auditing the course.

LAND COVER, CLIMATE AND HUMAN INTERACTIONS

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Provide a broad over-view of the importance of human and natural land-cover change on climate.
  2. Develop a background to understanding the physical and chemical feedbacks involved, and how we model them.
  3. Construct an understanding of past land-cover changes, how we reconstruct them, and how they may have interacted with climate.
  4. Suscitate an appreciation of the role of land-cover change in future climate change.

CLIMATE AND CLIMATE CHANGE

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Elaborate a quantitative description of the processes driving current climate changes including the interactions among various components of the Earth system such as atmosphere, oceans, land surface and biosphere.
  2. Discuss how climate has changed in the past.
  3. Examine the evidence for current climate change and the environmental impact of human use of energy on the climate of the future.