Measuring Climate Change: Methods in Data Analysis & Scientific Writing (GEO/WRI 201)

Previously offered in Fall 2014, Fall 2016, and Fall 2018.

Adam Maloof, Department of Geosciences
Amanda Irwin Wilkins, Princeton Writing Program
Open to sophomores and juniors
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Explore questions like: ​

  • How is climate changing now, and how do we measure it?
  • How have ancient climate changes been preserved in modern landscapes?
  • How have humans affected climate change, and how does climate change affect us?

In workshops, labs, and on the mandatory 9-day field trip during fall break, you'll gain practical experience collecting climatological data (using drones!) and analyzing these data using software and programming languages like ArcGIS and Matlab. You'll learn how to use the research and writing process recursively to hone your ideas, and how to communicate original research effectively within the formal structure of journal-style scientific writing and the LaTeX typesetting language. Emerge with concrete skills and the confidence you need to tackle your independent work.

Questions about the course?  Contact Amanda or Adam.

Quotes from GEO/WRI 201 Students

Students hiking in the desert on a GEO/WRI 201 field trip
Students hiking in the desert on a GEO/WRI 201 field trip