Dr. Stamm's

Humans and Atmospheric Change

Assignments (Read before class)

  • Thursday September 1 - Read the following:
  • PDF for Natural Philosophy (print 6 to a page)
  • PDF for Nature of Science (print 6 to a page)
  • Tuesday September 6 - Read the following:
  • Thursday September 8 - Read the following:
  • PDF for Chapter 1: Overview of Climate Science
  • PDF for Chapter 2: Earth's Climate System Today
  • Tuesday September 13 - Read the following: Ruddiman Chapter 2
  • Thursday September 15 - Read the following:
  • Tuesday September 20 - Read the following: Ruddiman Chapter 3
  • PDF for Chapter 3 (print 6 to a page)
  • Thursday September 22 - Read the following: Ruddiman Chapter 4
  • PDF for Chapter 4 (print 6 to a page)
  • PDF for Chapter 5 (print 6 to a page)
  • Tuesday September 27 - Read the following: Ruddiman Chapter 5

  • Thursday September 29 - Read the following: Ruddiman Chapter 6

  • Tuesday October 6 - Read the following: Ruddiman Chapter 7
  • PDF for Chapter 6 (print 6 to a page)
  • PDF for Chapter 7 (print 6 to a page)
  • PDF for Study Guide for Exam 1
  • Tuesday October 11 Exam
  • Homework #1 Due October 18. Read Instructions below. Go to:

    Climate Change: Fitting the Pieces Together

    • Instructions
    • Click on "Begin lession". Click on "create an account" the first time you begin or "log in" if you already created one. It is free. Then take the course by clicking on each section in turn. When done, click on "Quiz". When they ask for supervisor, put in me. Make sure the results go to stamm@oswego.edu. That is the only way I will receive the results and give you credit. It should take about 2 hr, but you are not time limited. You may repeat the quiz more than once to improve your grade if you wish. I will use the highest grade. 70 is passing, but I will accept any grade you get. Note that the questions will remain the same for repeats, but in a different order. They only tell you which questions you got right and do not give the correct answers. Thus you can jot down the questions you got wrong, look up the answers, and retake the quiz. You can look at the material several times if you wish. Many of the questions ask for numbers (multiple choice format) so take notes as you look at the material. Some of the answers you should know from taking my course. Good Luck. The last day I will accept this homework is Tuesday October 18 as I will enter your grades early Wednesday.
    • The other homeworks are as follows:
    • 2 Tuesday November 1 Climate Change and Extreme Weather
    • 3 Tuesday November 8 Climate Change and Sea Level Rise
    • 4 Tuesday November 22 Climate Change and Regional Impacts
    • 5 Tuesday November 29 Coastal Climate Change

  • Thursday October 13 - Read the following: Ruddiman Chapter 8
  • Tuesday October 18 - Read the following: Ruddiman pages 200-207,216-222,244-245,253-268,273-283,295-297

  • PDF for Chapter 8 (print 6 to a page)

  • PDF for Chapter 10-15 (print 6 to a page)
  • Thursday October 20 - Read the following: Ruddiman pages 323-333 and Chapter 17
  • Tuesday October 25 - Read the following: Ruddiman Chapter 18
  • Thursday October 27 - Read the following: Ruddiman Chapter 19
  • PDF for Chapter 17 (print 6 to a page)

  • PDF for Chapter 18 (print 6 to a page)
  • PDF for Chapter 19-A(CO2) (print 6 to a page)
  • PDF for Chapter 19-B(ozone) (print 6 to a page)
  • Tuesday November 1 - Read the following: The Ethics of Climate Change and The Physical Science behind Climate Change and Climate Models
  • Thursday November 3 - Read the following: Ozone Report, and Inside the Warming Hiatus and Trouble lies ahead for Antarctic Ice
  • Tuesday November 8 - Read the following: Antarctic ozone hole has started to heal, and Beautiful blue lakes are invading East Antarctica and With a collapsing West Antarctica and Flooding of coast by Global Warming has already begun

  • Thursday November 10 - Read the following: Ruddiman Chapter 20
  • PDF for Chapter 20 (print 6 to a page)
  • The third exam will be on Thursday November 17
  • Study Guide for Second Exam
  • Tuesday November 15 Read the following:Sea Levels Will Rise Faster Than Ever. and APTI Lesson 1
  • PDF for Introduction to Air Pollution (print 6 to a page)
  • Tuesday November 23 read the following:
  • Air Pollution and APTI Lesson 2
  • PDF for Air Pollution Emissions(print 6 to a page)
  • Tuesday November 25 - Read the following: Air Pollution Fact Sheetand Air Pollution Damage to Plants
  • PDF for Air Pollution Meteorology (print 6 to a page)
  • PDF for Health Effects of Air Pollution (print 6 to a page)
  • PDF for Air Pollution Effects on Inert Objects (print 6 to a page)
  • PDF for Air Pollution Effects on Plants (print 6 to a page)
  • Tuesday December 1 - Read the following: Acid Rain Revisited
  • The last 4 pdf's will not be on the final exam
  • The final exam will be on Tuesday December 13 at 10:30 am
  • Study Guide for Final Exam
  • Extra Credit - MET 320 Write an essay (3-4 pages double spaced) that describes what you think should be done about global warming and why. Support your discussion with scientific data, concepts and models containing work utilizing the scientific method, and use citations and references in the APA style. Be sure to incorporate examples from world history including non-Western civilizations. Worth up to 5 points on your final grade. Grade will depend on following all directions given above and the quality of the essay. Note that essay will be checked for plagiarism. Due December 16.