EAS 3030

EAS 3030

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

Control and function of the Earth's global biogeochemical cycles. Begins with a review of the basic inorganic and organic chemistry of biologically significant elements, and then considers the biogeochemical cycling of carbon, nutrients, and metals that take place in soil, sediments, rivers, and the oceans. Topics include weathering, acid-base chemistry, biological redox processes, nutrient cycling and limitation, trace gas fluxes, bio-active metals, the use of isotopic tracers, controls on atmospheric carbon dioxide, and carbon cycle models. Interactions between global biogeochemical cycles and other components of the Earth system are discussed. Co-enrollment in one lab/discussion section per week is required.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: CHEM 2070 or equivalent, MATH 1120, and a course in biology and/or geology.

Distribution Category (OPHLS-AG, PBS-AS)
Course Attribute (CU-SBY)

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: NTRES 3030

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 11241EAS 3030  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: Chem 2070 or equivalent, Math 1120, and a course in biology and/or geology.

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  • 11244EAS 3030  DIS 202