E-Learning Course on Climate Change

This is an online course in Climate Change by the National Resource Centre (NRC) on Climate Change at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune as part of the Annual Refresher Programme in Teaching (ARPIT), Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India.

Video lecture: Plant Responses to Climate Related Abiotic Stress

A video lecture that gives an overview of how vegetation responds to climate change in terms of phenotypic plasticity, range shifts, phenology, and population changes.

Video micro-lecture: Phase Diagrams and Earth’s Climate

A video micro-lecture that describes the phase diagrams of water on Earth, Mars, and Venus. It also describes the water vapor feedback mechanism in the atmospheres of these planets that influences the greenhouse effect.

Video Micro-lecture: Modes of Vibration in Greenhouse Gas Molecules

A micro-lecture that describes the vibrational modes of polyatomic molecules, how these modes determine whether the molecules are IR inactive or IR active and explains why most IR active polyatomic gas molecules are greenhouse gases.

Videos: Earth’s Climate, the Biosphere, and Geological Evolution

A series of micro-lectures (videos) for an overview of the relationships between the Earth's climate, the biosphere, and the lithosphere.

Video: Galapagos Penguins, Permanent El Niño, and Human Evolution

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Video: Galapagos Penguins, Permanent El Niño, and Human Evolution

Video: Climate Change and the American Pika

A video that explains the impact of climate change on the habitat and population of a species (specifically, the American Pika) and explores whether this species could be used as an indicator of climate change.

Video: Greenhouse Effect

This video explains the greenhouse effect of the Earth’s atmosphere.

Video: Food Security

A video micro-lecture to understand the topic of food security and learn about the relationship between food production and the climate.

Video: What is Ocean Acidification?

A video to understand ocean acidification and its impacts.

Video: Rising Sea Surface Temperature and Hurricane Intensity

A video to learn about hurricanes as heat engines, and the possible effects of increasing sea surface temperature on the intensity and frequency of hurricanes.

Video: The Greenhouse Effect of the Atmosphere

A video micro-lecture that discusses Earth’s energy balance and the greenhouse effect of the atmosphere.

Video: Coriolis Effect

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Coriolis Effect

Video: Hadley Circulation Cell

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Hadley Circulation Cell

Video: Ocean Thermocline

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Ocean Thermocline