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What you will learn

  • Appreciate the long history of the Arctic and its peoples

  • Recognize and recall the physical geography of the Arctic, including major features of the Arctic Ocean and Arctic lands

  • Describe the key climate and environmental elements of the Arctic

Skills you will gain

HistoryGeographyEnvironmental ProtectionoceanographyClimate Change
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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

2 hours to complete

Introduction to the Arctic

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 56 min)
5 videos
The Arctic as a Geographic Region10m
The Rapidly Changing Arctic12m
Building our Knowledge-Early Explorations and Events13m
Building our Knowledge-Cold War to the Modern Era13m
1 practice exercise
Introduction to the Arctic30m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Arctic Climate Basics

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 54 min)
4 videos
Temperature - Regional and Seasonal Variations13m
Precipitation - Regional and Seasonal Variations14m
Clouds and Cloud Radiative Effects13m
1 practice exercise
Arctic Climate Basics30m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

The Arctic Ocean

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 54 min)
4 videos
Sea Ice Melt & Growth14m
Sea Ice Deformation8m
Sea Ice & Ocean Circulation14m
1 practice exercise
The Arctic Ocean30m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

The Arctic Lands

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 48 min)
4 videos
Tundra & Boreal Forest10m
River Systems11m
Permafrost-Characteristics and Distribution 13m
1 practice exercise
The Arctic Lands30m

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

Arctic Climate, Environ. & Geographies of a Changing North

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