ERTH 535:
Planetary Climate Change
Course Schedule
Spring 2018
Dr. Dave Dempsey
Dept. of Earth & Climate Sci.,
SFSU

Jump to Week: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 and Finals
Week # Monday Friday

Week
1
:

Jan 22, 26

Week
2
:

Jan 29,
Feb 2

Week
3
:

Feb
5, 9

  • Lab Activiy #2 (cont'd)

Drop deadline (Fri., Feb. 9)

Week
4

Feb 12, 16

Week
5

Feb 19, 23

  • Class notes: Principle of Conservation of Energy and Energy Transformations [PDF file]
  • Class notes: Conservation of Energy and a Heat Budget Equation
  • Sample Problem: Solar Radiative Energy Flux (Insolation) at the Earth's Average Distance from the Sun

Week
6

Feb 26,
Mar 2

 

Week
7
:

Mar
5, 9

 

Week
8:

Mar 12, 16

  • Problem #3 Due

  • Lab #5 (cont'd)

Cr/NC Deadline (Fri., March 16)
Mar 19, 23 Spring Break

Week
9
:

Mar 26, 30


Cesar Chavez Day
(no classes)

Week
10
:

Apr
2, 6

Week
11
:

Apr 9, 13

Week
12
:

Apr 16, 20

  • Lab Problem Due

  • Lab #12 (cont'd)

Week
13
:

Apr 23, 27

Week
14
:

Apr 30,
May 4

  • Lab Activity #13 (cont'd)

Week
15
:

May 7, 11

  • Quiz #4

  • Lab Activity #13 (cont'd)
  • Lab Activity #13 Due (end of the day)

Week
16
:

May 14 (&18)

  • Due: Two-page summary of articles & discussion about Arctic warming.

Final Exam Week:

May 21 (&25)

Time scheduled by SF State for final exam
(10:45 am–1:15 pm)
  • Due: Two-page summary of articles & discussion about causes and projections of modern climate change

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