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GEOLSCI 3: Earth and Planetary Processes and Mechanics (GEOLSCI 217)

This course will introduce you to the applications of solid- and fluid mechanics to understanding the workings of earth and planetary systems. We will explore the use of mass and momentum conservation, as well as rheological / constitutive equations to understand diverse phenomena, ranging from the mass balance of the hydrosphere, the transit of tsunamis across Earth's ocean basins, the flexing of Earth's crust under the weight of mountains and island chains, the transport and disaggregation of rock as it is transported in rivers, the motion of planets, radiative transfer and planetary equilibrium temperature, and the physical causes of global warming.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | Repeatable 3 times (up to 9 units total)

GEOLSCI 6: Data Science for Geoscience (EARTHSYS 100A)

This course provides an overview of the most relevant areas of data science to address geoscientific challenges and questions as they pertain to the environment, earth resources & hazards. The focus lies on the methods that treat common characters of geoscientific data: multivariate, multi-scale, compositional, geospatial and space-time. In addition, the course will treat those statistical method that allow a quantification of the human dimension by looking at quantifying impact on humans (e.g. hazards, contamination) and how humans impact the environment (e.g. contamination, land use). The course focuses on developing skills that are not covered in traditional statistics and machine learning courses.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-AQR | Repeatable 3 times (up to 9 units total)

GEOLSCI 38N: The Worst Journey in the World: The Science, Literature, and History of Polar Exploration (EARTHSYS 38N, ESS 38N)

This course examines the motivations and experiences of polar explorers under the harshest conditions on Earth, as well as the chronicles of their explorations and hardships, dating to the 1500s for the Arctic and the 1700s for the Antarctic. Materials include The Worst Journey in the World by Aspley Cherry-Garrard who in 1911 participated in a midwinter Antarctic sledging trip to recover emperor penguin eggs. Optional field trip into the high Sierra in March.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER: DB-NatSci
Instructors: Dunbar, R. (PI)

GEOLSCI 113: Virtual Field Trip to Ice Age Lake Lahontan: Contemplating our place in deep geologic time

Are you curious about the history that shaped the geology of the west? Do you want a broader and deeper time perspective on climate change? insight into the earth and geological sciences? This course, which involves four lectures and an in-class guided virtual field trip, is the story of geologically recent change on Earth and how to read those changes as written across today's landscape. Re-imagining Earth's recent history (going back into deep time) is an important step in contemplating our place and role in Earth's story now and forward. The lectures and virtual field trip will take you many places you might visit while attending Stanford. You will come away with a better sense of your place in deep geologic time and knowledge of your local geology and landforms. A FOSSIL FUEL-FREE TRIP brought to you by the creator of GEOLSCI 5, Living on the Edge. First year students have preference.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | Repeatable 3 times (up to 3 units total)
Instructors: Miller, E. (PI)

GEOLSCI 127: Planetary Science Reading (GEOLSCI 227, GEOPHYS 126, GEOPHYS 226)

The course will meet once a week to discuss a recent journal article related to the broad field of planetary science, including but not limited to cosmochemistry, planet formation, planetary geology, planetary atmospheres, Earth history, astrobiology, and exoplanets. Students will be expected to lead the group discussion at least once per quarter. No formal presentations will be required. There are no prerequisites for this course, but students should have some facility with reading scientific literature.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1 | Repeatable 3 times (up to 3 units total)
Instructors: Schaefer, L. (PI)

GEOLSCI 128: Evolution of Terrestrial Ecosystems (BIO 148, BIO 228, EARTHSYS 128, GEOLSCI 228)

The what, when, where, and how do we know it regarding life on land through time. Fossil plants, fungi, invertebrates, and vertebrates (yes, dinosaurs) are all covered, including how all of those components interact with each other and with changing climates, continental drift, atmospheric composition, and environmental perturbations like glaciation and mass extinction. The course involves both lecture and lab components. Graduate students registering at the 200-level are expected to write a term paper, but can opt out of some labs where appropriate.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-SMA

GEOLSCI 192: Undergraduate Research in Geological Sciences

Field-, lab-, or literature-based. Faculty supervision. Written reports. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-10 | Repeatable for credit

GEOLSCI 197: Senior Thesis

For seniors who wish to write a thesis based on research in 192 or as a summer research fellow. May not be repeated for credit; may not be taken if enrolled in 199.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 3-5

GEOLSCI 198: Special Problems in Geological Sciences

Reading and instruction under faculty supervision. Written reports. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-10 | Repeatable for credit

GEOLSCI 199: Honors Program

Research on a topic of special interest. See "Undergraduate Honors Program" above.May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-10 | Repeatable for credit
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