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ATM S 211: Spring Quarter 2009
Climate and Climate Change

SeaWiFS Views the Global Carbon Cycle TOMS: Antarctic Ozone Hole, 2000 The Blue Marble from Apollo 17 Larsen Ice Shelf, Antarctica SeaWiFS: North Pacific Low Gulf Stream's Brightness Temperature

Final Grades This PDF contains final grades and all the component grades, including the final exam. If you have any questions, please contact either Mark or me.

Final exam and answers are posted on the Homework/Exam page if you are interested.

Well, that's it! ATMS 211 SQ 2009 is over and done. Thanks for being part of the class. I hope you enjoyed it and learned a bit in the process. Mark and I thank you for your effort and time.

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In an attempt to improve communication among students and instructors, we have created a class e-post board. Please use this forum to ask questions and get answers, share thoughts, and suggest ways to improve class. We will attempt to answer questions within a day. Please do not expect us to monitor the board at all times and reply instantaneously! Please be polite and thoughtful in your use of the post.


Class Meeting Times and Locations
Lectures: MTWTh 10:30-11:20 Johnson 075
Recitation A: F 10:30-11:20 Johnson 175
Recitation B: F 11:30-12:20 Johnson 175

Instructor: Prof. Thomas Ackerman
Email: ackerman@atmos.washington.edu
Phone: (206) 221-2767
Office: ATG 720
Office hours: TBD (and by appointment)

Teaching Assistant: Mark Zelinka
Email: mzelinka@atmos.washington.edu
Phone: (206) 685-9303
Office: ATG 714
Office hours: MTWTh, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm, and by appointment

Course Description
This is an introductory course for non-science majors on climate and climate change. The goal of the course is to help students understand the major climate issues of the day and the role of human activity in climate change. A related goal is to enable students to evaluate material about these issues critically. The class focus will be on the earth climate as a coupled system including the interactions between atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere, and biosphere.

A more detailed description can be found in the class syllabus.