Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
Language Requirement Not Required
Opportunity Type : Partially FundedSelf Funded
Duration 3 Weeks
Language of Instruction English
Opportunity ID 52481
Uncover the past, present, and future of the causes of climate change with this free online course from the University of Bergen.
This free online course lays the basis for understanding the main physical processes behind climate variations in the past, present and future. So, in this course, you’ll uncover the main external forcing mechanisms such as the sun, volcanoes, and changes in greenhouse gasses and aerosols, which can contribute to changing the global energy budget and create climate variations.
Furthermore, you’ll get a profound understanding of the complexities of the climate system, and be able to put the recently observed, man-made changes in climate in the context of past natural changes.
- Course developer: University of Bergen
- Instruction language: English
- Course provider: Future Learn
- Course type: Online and self-paced
- Subject: Environment & Nature
- Price: Free with limited access, Monthly Subscription: $27.99 or buy this course: $44 one-off payment.
- Duration: 3 weeks (4 hours per week)
- Start date: Available now
- Free Course will expire on: Aug 26, 2022
- Course educators: See the list of instructors here.
After completing this course, you‘ll be able to:
- Reflect on the intricacies of the climate system, and be able to put the recently perceived, man-made variations in climate in the context of previous natural changes.
- Describe the underlying physical processes governing climate changes in the past, present and future.
- Describe the role atmosphere and ocean energy transport play and their impact on regional variations in climate.
- Summarize the main feedback mechanisms in the climate system.
- Explain the role of ocean heat uptake for the timescales of response to changes in climate forcing.
Who can enroll in this course?
- This course is designed for those with an interest in the physical dimension of climate variations and change.
- Also, you do not need to have any previous experience of studying the causes of climate change, but high school level mathematics and physics is recommended.
What topics will it cover?
- Radiative forcing
- Climate feedback and heat transport
- Past changes in climate and ocean heat uptake
- 100% online
- Access to this course for 3 weeks
How to apply for this online course?
You can apply and pursue this course by completing a registration in the given link.
For further information about Free Online Course on ‘Causes of Climate Change’ by University of Bergen, Norway, please visit FutureLearn’s website.
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