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The Arctic as a System (Coursera)

In this course you will first learn about the Arctic as a geographic region, the peoples the Arctic, and the long history of Arctic settlement and exploration. Attention then turns to key features of the Arctic environment – its climate and weather, features of the ocean, sea ice, lands [...]

Flight Mechanics - Anemobarometry (Coursera)

Dec 5th 2022
Flight Mechanics - Anemobarometry (Coursera)
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This course focuses on the physics of the atmosphere and its consequences on speed and altitude measurements. At the end of this course, you will understand precisely the meaning of the speed and altitude indication available to the pilot of an airplane. You will understand the difference between standard [...]

Global Warming I: The Science and Modeling of Climate Change (Coursera)

This class describes the science of global warming and the forecast for humans’ impact on Earth’s climate. Intended for an audience without much scientific background but a healthy sense of curiosity, the class brings together insights and perspectives from physics, chemistry, biology, earth and atmospheric sciences, and even some [...]

The Dynamic Earth: A Course for Educators (Coursera)

The AMNH course The Dynamic Earth: A Course for Educators provides students with an overview of the origin and evolution of the Earth. Informed by the recently released Next Generation Science Standards, this course examines geological time scales, radiometric dating, and how scientists “read the rocks.” We will explore [...]

Air pollution: causes and impacts (edX)

This MOOC focuses on issues related to air quality. Learn the basics of air pollution and its environmental, health, social and economical effects to better understand and address this problem. Air pollution is a major and global concern, arising for the most part from human activities. Air pollutants can [...]

Sensing Planet Earth - From Core to Outer Space (edX)

Is the earth flat? Will this year be the hottest year ever? How fast is the rain forest disappearing? … Learn about the crucial tools for measuring and monitoring our planet. In this course, we will take you on a virtual journey covering different Earth observation tools. In the [...]

The Changing Arctic (Coursera)

What will I learn? After taking this course you will have an understanding of Arctic landscapes, how they were formed and how they are changing. You will also learn how scientists from countries around the North are working together to understand how these changes will affect the People of [...]

Discovering Science: Atmospheric Chemistry (FutureLearn)

What can we learn about Earth, and other planets in and beyond our solar system, by studying their atmospheres? Learn about the role that radiation and greenhouse gases play in our understanding of atmospheric chemistry. As levels of CO2 in the atmosphere increase, you will discover the solutions scientists [...]

Observing Earth From Space (FutureLearn)

Oct 25th 2021
Observing Earth From Space (FutureLearn)
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Find out how the Earth is observed by hundreds of satellites, how they do it, and what this means for the future. Gain insight into how satellite data is used to monitor the Earth. There are now over 600 satellites observing the Earth, with hundreds more to be launched over the next decade. ​