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University of Colorado Boulder

Arctic Climate, Environ. & Geographies of a Changing North

University of Colorado Boulder via Coursera Specialization

Overview

This specialization starts with an in-depth look at the physical geography of the Arctic and its key climate features, including the ocean's floating sea ice cover, the Greenland Ice Sheet, and patterns of temperature, precipitation, snow cover and permafrost. We will then learn about the remarkable unfolding changes that are transforming the Arctic environment, how they are related to each other, and cascading impacts on terrestrial and marine ecosystems. Attention then turns to the growing economic, strategic, and geopolitical importance of the Arctic in the context of observed environmental changes in the region.

Syllabus

Course 1: The Arctic as a System
- Offered by University of Colorado Boulder. In this course you will first learn about the Arctic as a geographic region, the peoples the ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: The Changing Arctic: Present, Past, & Future
- Offered by University of Colorado Boulder. This course takes a detailed look at the remarkable changes unfolding in the Arctic environment, ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: Arctic Change & the Nexus of Governance, Economics & Culture
- Offered by University of Colorado Boulder. In this course, you will learn how the changing Arctic environment is tied to the growing ... Enroll for free.

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Taught by

Mark C. Serreze and Mistia Zuckerman

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