I've set up a Twitter account for the class at:
(http://twitter.com/UMn_GEOG5426). I expect I'll use the account to send reminders about readings, posts and (maybe) assignments but we'll see if it's useful or just another widget to fuss over.
July 2010 Archives
Study the past to divine the future.
Welcome to the blog for GEOG5426: Climate variations. In this class, we'll discuss how the field of paleoclimatology, which uses physical and cultural evidence to make inferences about climates of the past, can help us better understand how the Earth's climate system works.
This is a seminar class aimed at graduate students and advanced undergraduates. The class is scheduled to meet once a week on Wednesday mornings.
I'm a new faculty member in the Department of Geography, and this will be the first course I've ever taught on my own. Before joining the U, I was a research scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada. Most of my research deals with topics in paleoclimatology, climate dynamics, natural hazards and climate impacts on renewable energy. If you want to learn more about my work, visit my personal website (umn.edu/~stgeorge).
I've worked out a rough schedule for the class and am working on the course syllabus. Stay tuned for more soon.