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Approx. 8 hours to complete

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Subtitles: English, Spanish

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Arctic Environments

4 videos (Total 58 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
1.1 Introduction to Arctic Environments and Climate18m
1.2A What is Climate?20m
1.2B What is Climate?18m
6 readings
Instructional Staff10m
Meet Your Presenter: Roy Coulthard10m
Course Glossary10m
Additional Resources10m
Acknowledgements10m
Lesson 1 Course Notes10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 (Graded)10m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Climate Systems

6 videos (Total 103 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
2.1B Climate and Atmosphere19m
2.2A Ocean Circulation and the Arctic Ocean13m
2.2B Ocean Circulation and the Arctic Ocean18m
2.3 Carbon Cycle and Greenhouse Gasses28m
2.4 Back to the Arctic5m
2 readings
Lesson 2 Course Notes10m
Hadley, Ferrell and Polar Cells10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 (Graded)10m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

The Cryosphere

4 videos (Total 64 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
3.2 River and Lake Ice7m
3.3A Ice Sheets and Permafrost17m
3.3B Ice Sheets and Permafrost19m
1 reading
Lesson 3 Course Notes10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 (Graded)10m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Implications of Climate Change

4 videos (Total 68 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
4.2A The Impacts of Climate Change16m
4.2B The Impacts of Climate Change17m
4.2C The Impacts of Climate Change22m
1 reading
Lesson 4 Course Notes10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 (Graded)10m
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Top reviews from Introduction to the Arctic: Climate

By TOJun 16th 2016

Great! I love the fact that it is a very simple course and information is easy to understand! I also adore the professionalism that is present in every lecture. Absolutely fantastic!

By DGFeb 18th 2018

Very good course. No previous Arctic knowledge, and now thanks to this course I can understand things much better. Looking forward to more Arctic related courses. Thank you.

Instructor

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Paul Myers, Ph.D

Professor
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

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