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What you will learn

  • Identify the rapid environmental changes unfolding in the Arctic, the processes underlying these changes, and how they are related to each other

  • Evaluate and critique the evidence for past climate changes in the Arctic and projections of change through the 21 st century

Skills you will gain

Environmental Studiesatmospheric scienceoceanographyClimate Changearctic sustainability
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Approx. 12 hours to complete
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University of Colorado Boulder

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Visible Indicators of Change

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 54 min)
5 videos
The Shrinking Sea Ice Cover11m
Arctic Amplification of Recent Warming 12m
Warming and Thawing Permafrost12m
Coastal Erosion9m
1 practice exercise
Visible Indicators of Change 30m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Shrinking Land Ice

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 49 min)
4 videos
The Greenland Ice Sheet: Surface Mass Balance14m
The Greenland Ice Sheet: Dynamic Mass Balance13m
Death of the St. Patrick Bay Ice Caps11m
1 practice exercise
Shrinking Land Ice30m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Cascading Impacts of a Warming Arctic

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 39 min)
4 videos
Extreme Weather Events in the Arctic 11m
Arctic Change and Terrestrial Ecology8m
Arctic Change and Marine Ecology7m
1 practice exercise
Cascading Impacts of a Warming Arctic 30m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Learning from the Past

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 54 min)
4 videos
Climates of the Past: Data Sources7m
Climates of the Past: The Previous Million Years14m
Climates of the Past: The Holocene and Beyond16m
1 practice exercise
Learning from the Past30m

About the Arctic Climate, Environ. & Geographies of a Changing North Specialization

Arctic Climate, Environ. & Geographies of a Changing North

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