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Approx. 53 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Overview

1 video (Total 4 min), 4 readings
1 video
4 readings
Resources10m
Debriefing Quizzes10m
Explainer Assignments10m
A Supplemental Class to This One10m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Heat, Light, and Energy

6 videos (Total 28 min), 3 quizzes
6 videos
Units of Energy5m
Heat4m
Units of Light3m
Light5m
Blackbody Radiation6m
2 practice exercises
Optional Problems: How Much Coal to Run a Light Bulb4m
Optional Problems: Comparing Energy Prices16m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

First Climate Model

2 videos (Total 18 min), 4 quizzes
2 videos
The Greenhouse Effect 9m
4 practice exercises
Optional Layer Model Problem: How Hot is the Moon?4m
Optional Layer Model Problem 2: A Stronger Greenhouse Effect22m
Optional Layer Model Problem 3: Nuclear Winter2m
Quiz 122m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Greenhouse Gases and the Atmosphere

2 videos (Total 20 min), 1 quiz
2 videos
The Band Saturation Effect12m
1 practice exercise
Model Greenhouse Gases in the Atmosphere12m
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Top reviews from Global Warming I: The Science and Modeling of Climate Change

By SLOct 6th 2016

A great introductory course into Global Warming as well as modelling which gives you a better insight into what is actually happening with our planet. Started another course and it all fits in.

By SKMay 27th 2019

It's a very comprehensive and extremely tough course to negotiate. Some of the quiz answers are still a mystery. It has arisen the appetite of Climate Change within me, like never before.

Instructor

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David Archer

Professor
Geophysical Sciences

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