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How earthquakes affect human life: shaping landscape, hazards. View course details in My Plan: ESS 202 ESS 203 Glaciers and Global Change (5) I&S/NWExplores how glaciers record climate change and human activities through bubbles of ancient air and trace impurities in the ice.
Laboratory explores physical processes associated with earthquakes. Also reviews glaciers impact on societies through sea-level, coastlines, water supplies, and transportation routes. View course details in My Plan: ESS 203 ESS 204 The Paleobiology and Geobiology of Mass Extinctions (3-4) NW P.
View course details in My Plan: ESS 209 ESS 210 Physical Geology (5) NWIntroduction to the physical and chemical processes of the earth's surface and interior. Background in geology not required but science background desirable.
Plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanism, glaciation. Not open for credit to students who have taken ESS 101.
Examines how volcanoes work and how they affect the environment, life, and human societies.
When the flow of blood is too low to deliver enough oxygen and nutrients to vital organs such as the brain, heart, and kidneys; the organs do not function normally and may be permanently damaged.Ward Covers the origin and diversification of life on Planet Earth, and abrupt die-offs in mass extinctions. View course details in My Plan: ESS 205 ESS 209 Interdisciplinary Earth Sciences Field Seminar (3-12, max.Explores how new instrumentation and experimentation in biology and chemistry, and improved sampling of the fossil record in geology, combine with astrobiology and geobiology to revise out history of Earth and its life. View course details in My Plan: ESS 204 ESS 205 Access to Space (5) NWGroup development of student experiments to the outer rim of our atmosphere and the beginning of space; investigation of stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere, magnetosphere, development of exploration packages; basic electronic fabrication, global positioning, radio tracking, expectations at high altitudes. 12) NWMiscellaneous field-based and experiential learning activities in earth and space sciences.Emphasis on quantitative methods for measuring, evaluating, and understanding contemporary changes relative to the last several thousand years.Prerequisite: either MATH 124, MATH 134, or Q SCI 291; recommended: An introductory background in earth sciences, chemistry or physics is helpful, but not required. View course details in My Plan: ESS 201 ESS 202 Earthquakes (5) I&S/NWEarthquakes of the Pacific Northwest and around the world - their cause and relationship to plate tectonics; why, where, and when they occur.