Theoretical Environmental Analysis

2D plot of CO2 and temperature vs time.

Fluctuations of climate and atmospheric carbon dioxide levels over the last 400,000 years. (Image by Prof. Daniel Rothman.)


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12.009J / 18.352J

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Spring 2015



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This course analyzes cooperative processes that shape the natural environment, now and in the geologic past. It emphasizes the development of theoretical models that relate the physical and biological worlds, the comparison of theory to observational data, and associated mathematical methods.

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Daniel Rothman. 12.009J Theoretical Environmental Analysis. Spring 2015. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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