School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism - George Mason University
Graduate School of Education - George Mason University

Our Graduate School of Education is the alma mater for one third of teachers and administrators in Northern Virginia’s world-class school systems. Each year, more than 3,000 graduate students enroll in our innovative academic programs, which include advanced study for teachers and school leaders, instructional design and technology, and a renowned PhD in Education program that is among the largest in the country.


School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism - George Mason University

The School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (SRHT) offers exciting, career-ready majors in dynamic fields such as athletic training, tourism and events management, health and physical education, kinesiology, sport management, and recreation management. SRHT features renowned faculty, cutting-edge research, six laboratories and centers, and a diverse student body of more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Each major requires one or more internship or clinical experiences, ensuring that students graduate not just with a transcript but with a resume that demonstrates their professional aptitude and skills.

GGS 353: Observations of the Earth and its Climate

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Credit hours: 3

Description: Provides a general introduction to observations of the Earth and its climate, focusing on regional and global aspects. Introduces remote sensing and other Earth-observing techniques, as well as providing a survey of some of the physical and mathematical aspects of remote sensing at a very high level. Concepts and foundations of remote sensing in addition to different approaches and techniques are discussed. Covers several key Earth system science topics such as El Niño, carbon dioxide increase, climate change including sea rise, ozone depletion, and the energy budget of the Earth.

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