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The [course_title] explores the physical processes that control Earth’s atmosphere, ocean, and climate. With this course you will be able to analyze how energy is responsible for atmospheric motion,  describe the mechanisms that cause the Earth and atmosphere to interact, balancing heat in the system, predict direction of movement when an object is affected by the Coriolis Effect, compare how temperature and salinity influence movement of water, and more.


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit: Yale University

Course Curriculum

Module: 01
01. Introduction to Atmospheres 00:47:00
02. Retaining an Atmosphere 00:46:00
03. The Perfect Gas Law 00:52:00
04. Vertical Structure of the atmosphere; Residence Time 00:46:00
05. Earth Systems Analysis (Tank Experiment) 00:39:00
06. Greenhouse Effect, Habitability 00:49:00
07. Hydrostatic Balance 00:39:00
08. Horizontal Transport 00:42:00
Module: 02
09. Water in the Atmosphere I 00:45:00
10. Water in the Atmosphere II 00:48:00
11. Clouds and Precipitation (cloud chamber experiment) 00:49:00
12. Circulation of the Atmosphere (Exam I review) 00:50:00
13. Global Climate and the Coriolis Force 00:50:00
14. Coriolis Force and Storms 00:50:00
15. Convective storms 00:45:00
Module: 03
16. Frontal Cyclones 00:43:00
17. Seasons and Climate 00:49:00
18. Seasons and Climate Classification 00:45:00
19. Ocean Bathymetry and Water Properties 00:50:00
20. Ocean Water Density and Atmospheric Forcing 00:50:00
21. Ocean Currents 00:51:00
22. Ocean Currents and Productivity 00:47:00
Module: 04
23. El Niño 00:50:00
24. Ice in the Climate System 00:47:00
25. Ice and climate change 00:50:00
26. Isotope Evidence for Climate Change 00:47:00
27. Global Warming 00:47:00
28. Global Warming (continued) 00:44:00
29. Global Warming (continued) 00:48:00
Module: 05
30. Climate Sensitivity and Human Population 00:48:00
31. The Two Ozone Problems 00:38:00
32. The Ozone Layer 00:41:00
33. Energy Resources, Renewable Energy 00:47:00
34. Renewable Energy 00:48:00
35. Review and Overview 00:36:00
Lab – Quinnipiac River Field Trip 00:46:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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