Earth Sciences

Open Courseware and Resources (general)

- Earth Sciences: (also known as geoscience or the geosciences), an all-embracing term for the sciences related to the planet Earth. (Wikipedia)

Climate change

explores climate change and global warming, how the Earth’s global mean surface temperature is determined, natural greenhouse effect and how this contributes to a balanced global climate, human impact on the atmosphere including the impact of industrialisation & other sources of greenhouse gases connected to humans, means of measuring climate change

Turbulence in the Ocean and Atmosphere

phenomena, theory, and modeling of turbulence in the Earth's oceans and atmosphere from centimeter to planetary scale motions, regimes of turbulence include homogeneous isotropic three dimensional turbulence, convection, quasi-geostrophic turbulence, shallow water turbulence, baroclinic turbulence, macroturbulence in the ocean and atmosphere

Virtual Courseware Project

interactive, online simulations for earth science field studies: Earth and Environmental Sciences (Interactive simulations and tutorials on global warming and seismology. Ahora tenemos una versión española del Terremoto), Geology Labs Online (Interactive tutorials on isochron and radiocarbon dating, river discharge and flooding, and earthquake epicenter and magnitude determination)

Dynamic Landscapes of Hong Kong

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Modelling pollution in the Great Lakes

modelling with mathematics, centres on a mathematical model of how pollution levels in the Great Lakes of North America vary over a period of time, demonstrates that, by keeping the model as simple as possible extremely complex systems can be understood and predicted
 

Basics of Impact Cratering & Geological, Geophysical, Geochemical, Environmental Studies of Some Impact Craters of the Earth

basic principles of impact cratering, application of analytical tools, geological, geochemical and environmental studies: projects

Geodynamics

mechanics of deformation of the crust and mantle, with emphasis on the importance of different rheological descriptions (brittle, elastic, linear and nonlinear fluids, viscoelastic): readings

Climate change

how Earth’s global mean surface temperature is determined, natural greenhouse effect and how this contributes to a balanced global climate, human impact on the atmosphere including industrialisation & other sources of greenhouse gases that are connected to humans, means of measuring climate change available

Applications of Continuum Mechanics to Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

practical applications of the continuum concept for deformation of solids and fluids, emphasizing force balance, stress tensor, infinitesimal and finite strain, rotation tensors, Constitutive relations applicable to geological materials, including elastic, viscous, brittle, and plastic deformation

Special Topics in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences: The Environment of the Earth's Surface

combines aspects of geology, climatology, hydrology and soil science to present coherent introduction to surface of the Earth, emphasis on both fundamental concepts and practical applications, intelligent management of physical and chemical environment: production and movement of surficial materials, soils and soil erosion, precipitation, streams and lakes, groundwater flow, glaciers and their deposits

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