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NATURAL PROCESSES
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Netherlands - Utrecht University - 'Utrecht Univ.'
UC Course SubjectEnvironmental Studies
Number & Suffix: 125
Full UC Title: NATURAL PROCESSES 
Transcript Title: NATURAL PROCESSES 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course provides students with a solid natural science base for studying global change. As such, it provides the fundamental understanding of natural processes that are needed as a basis for follow-up courses dealing in depth with specific global change effects, such as Global Climate Change. The focus is on the earths' energy balance, the hydrological cycle and the elemental cycles of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus, because they are essential for life on earth and are linked to the major global change effects that our society is dealing with today. The course looks at the major stocks of energy, water, and elements in different environmental compartments (atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and biosphere), as well as the processes that govern the exchange between those compartments and the storage capacity of the compartments. Subjects that are covered include: the global energy budget; the global cycles of water, carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus; atmosphere; hydrosphere; lithosphere; biosphere. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: NATURAL PROCESSES 
Partner University Department: Sustainable Development 
Partner University Course Number: GEO1-2412