Introduction to the Arctic: Climate (MOOC)

The University of Alberta, the University of Tromso and the University of the Arctic invite you to explore this four week course that examines the environment and climate of the circumpolar North. This course is the result of an international collaboration and provides you with an insight into our planet\'s North. Following an overview of regional geography, we will focus on the cryosphere (ice), as well as the atmosphere and ocean of the region. We will learn why the Arctic is cold and ice covered, and how that impacts its climate and ecosystems. We will also consider how the Arctic is connected to the rest of the world. Finally, we will examine present day climate change, the processes driving it, and evidence for it in the Arctic, before looking at the implications in the rapidly evolving North. Watch a preview of the course here:
Institution/Organization UArctic
Resource type Course delivery (existing course with online delivery)
Language English
Field of Study Environmental protection (others)
Content Owner/Rights Holder U-Alberta, UIT Arctic Universty of Norway,
Copyright/Licencing Information Coursera MOOC, open for all
Keywords climateclimate changeenvironmentcryospherecarbon cycle
Last updated 25/03/2020 16:15:38