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Fall GEOL-G430/G550 Principles of Hydrology

Principles of Hydrology (3 credit hours). Hydrologic sciences attempt to refine our understanding of the patterns and processes of water movement, storage and transformation (evaporation and condensation) in the environment. It focuses on how landscape characteristics (including human modifications) and weather influence the transformation and movement of water on the earth’s surface. 

Spring GEOL-G107 Environmental Geology

Environmental Geology (3 credit hours). Environmental geology treats a broad range of topics, all related by the interactions between geologic processes and society. These include natural resources, natural hazards, and their policy implications in the face of an unrelenting increase in human population and economic growth. 

Spring GEOL-G477/G677 Climate Change and Society

Climate Change and Society (3 credit hours). This course will discuss the causes and consequences of climate change. Particularly, we will discuss the consequences of climate change in the context of the nexus of food, energy and water systems.

The teaching material is an Open Educational Resource created by  Dr. Lixin Wang building on two resources. One of the resources is the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) assessment report and the another is Fourth National Climate Assessment. Except for content owned by third parties in these materials, all OER works found here by Lixin Wang are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial 4.0 International license. The full Open Educational Resource package can be downloaded from the following link.