Summary: Multidisciplinary approaches to environmental
Acquisition and processing of environmental information focusing on
change and water resources. Analysis and interpretation of real- time
historical environmental data. Use of computers for analysis and
assessment of spatial and temporal variability. Basic principles of
statistics and GIS. Use of MS Excel software with Statplus Addin and
ESRI ArcGIS sofware. The course will focus on 3 main data sets (=
Major ions in local precipitation, surface waters, and tap water
Particulate matter and atmospheric ozone in NYC air
Bathymetry and sediment distribution in the Hudson River off
Prerequisites: Calculus, one year college science, EESC
2100 (TESY: Climate) or permission of the instructor, basic
with web browsers, MS Excel or other spreadsheet software,
Cedits: 3 points.
Hours: Tue, Thu from 1:10 to 3:00 pm, in 18 Lehman,
Format: Lecture, assigned readings, computer and paper
during class, problem sets, and laboratory reports (often requiring use
of a computer, WWW, MS Excel, Word). One fieldtrip on a weekend that
will take a half day.
besides the current instructors, the following people contributed to
Pfirman, Ray Sambrotto, Steve Chillrud, Cynthia Rosenzweig, Dallas
Bill Menke, Colm Sweeney, David Krantz. Some of the material of ths
course was developed with suppoprt from the NSF CCLI program.