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The Science and Modeling of Climate Change

Online Course

An e-learning course to learn about the science of climate change, simple climate models, natural factors and human activities that influence climate, and options to mitigate climate change.

Students will perform exercises and activities to model the greenhouse effect, various feedback mechanisms that influence climate, the carbon cycle, impacts of current CO2 emission levels, and mitigation strategies for climate change.

About Tool
Tool Name Global Warming I: The Science and Modeling of Climate Change
Discipline Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences
Topic(s) in Discipline Climate Change Overview, Earth’s Climate, Carbon Cycle, Carbon Emissions
Climate Topic Introduction to Climate Change, Climate and the Atmosphere, Long-term Feedback Mechanisms, Climate Variability Record, Greenhouse Effect
Type of tool Online course
Grade Level Undergraduate
Location Global
Language English
Translation      –
Developed by David Archer, The University of Chicago
Hosted at Coursera
Access Online
Computer Skills Intermediate


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