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EAEE W4304 Closing the carbon cycle. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Calculus, basic inorganic chemistry and basic physics including thermodynamics or permission of the instructor.

Introduction to complex systems, their impact on our understanding and predictability of the carbon cycle , the use of systems analysis and modeling tools, as well as Bayesian statistics and decision theory for evaluating various solutions to close the carbon cycle, a detailed examination of the geochemical carbon cycle, major conceptual models that couple its changes to climate change, analysis of the anthropogenic carbon sources and sinks and role of carbon in energy production, closing the carbon cycle impact s on energy security, economic development and climate change protection, analysis of solutions to close the carbon cycle .