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 an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography, and this will be the second time I've taught this course. 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'll bring hard copies of the syllabus to class next week, but if you want to get a sneak preview of the course content, you can download a PDF version here.