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Earth Systems and Climate Change part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
GGEOL 115 explores cycles, trends, and abrupt events in the Earth system. Analyses of the geologic record and global climate models provide perspective for understanding paleoclimate and future climate changes, ...

Oil and Water (Geog 7) part of Cutting Edge:Energy:Energy Courses
Oil (energy) and water are two key strategic resources dominating the international scene and for which people have been and will continue to fight and go to war over. Energy and water play a major role in most of ...

Climate Discovery part of Cutting Edge:Energy:Energy Courses
Climate Discovery is a series of three courses offered via NCAR Online Education for professional development of middle and high school science educators.

Planetary Climate Change part of Process of Science:Courses
What are weather and climate, how has climate changed in the past, how do we know, what causes climate to change, and how can we predict future climate? Planetary Climate Change explores scientists' current ...

Environmental Analysis part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Courses
Humans have had a dramatic impact on the chemistry of the earth's environment. In this course, we study the chemistry of molecules in the air, water, and soil. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the ...

Climatology part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Courses
This course is designed to help students gain a scientific understanding of the physical aspects of Earth's climate system and the factors that influence climate change. We explore the global balance of energy ...

The Earth's Climate System part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Courses
This course will be taught once per year. It provides an introduction to the climate system through lectures, labs, discussions and activities. It uses lecture and inquiry based activities to help students gain ...

Oil, Water and Climate part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Courses
Oil and water are two key strategic resources dominating the international scene. This class provides an overview of global distributions of oil and water resources and analyzes some of the social, economic, and ...

Conservation of Natural Resources part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Courses
This course utilizes current literature seminar-style discussions and integrates the virtual world software SECOND LIFE into some of the content/presentations.

Extreme Weather part of Cutting Edge:Online Teaching:Online Courses
This course provides an introduction to the physics of extreme weather events. We examine solar eruptions, ice ages, climate change, monsoons, El NiƱo, hurricanes, floods, droughts, heat waves, thunderstorms, ...

North American Environments part of Cutting Edge:Rates and Time:Courses
Natural environments of North America (north of Mexico and excluding Florida) and critical environmental issues in the region will be examined in terms of geology/geomorphology, climate/weather, and biogeography ...

Inquiry into Earth and Space Science part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Course
Inquiry into Earth and Space Science is a semester-long content course developed for pre-service elementary teachers that uses inquiry learning to teach concepts related to rocks, minerals, groundwater, stream ...

Global Climate Change and Earth History part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Course
This course introduces students to Global Change Science through lecture presentations, classroom discussions, assigned readings, and activities designed specifically to complement lecture topics. The course is ...

Paleoclimatology part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Course
This course introduces students to the methods of paleoclimatology and provides a survey of major climatic events over the history of the Earth. The course incorporates journal articles and web resources to teach ...

Using Scientific Data For Multi-Disciplinary Science Instruction (PD for K-12 Teachers) part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Course
Using Scientific Data is a professional development course for in-service K-12 teachers focused on climate change and Earth system science that also explores how climate concepts can be incorporated into courses ...

Sustainability Science part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Courses
A mid-level lecture-based undergraduate course that focuses on sustainability concepts, approaches, and decision-making. Includes use of videos, and relation of sustainability to environmental, economic, and ...

Our Dynamic Weather part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Virtual Workshop 2014:Course Descriptions
"Our Dynamic Weather" explores the nature of weather and how and why it changes. It describes how atmospheric scientists display and interpret weather information and use that information to identify ...

Physical Geography - The Atmosphere part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Virtual Workshop 2014:Course Descriptions
The topical focus of GEOG 2050 "Physical Geography: The Atmosphere" includes: (1) basic concepts in atmospheric science, including atmospheric structure and composition, energy balances, and atmospheric ...

Meteorology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Virtual Workshop 2014:Course Descriptions
This lecture/lab course explores topics of weather, climate and air pollution and is taken by majors and non-majors. The goal of the laboratory is to develops students' understanding of the atmosphere through ...



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