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Modeling Climate Change

Intended for non-specialists, this course starts with basic principles and builds to more complicated, realistic models of the Earth's climate.

Modeling Climate Change
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Estimated 4 weeks
3–5 hours per week
Instructor-paced
Instructor-led on a course schedule
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About this course

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Bringing together insights from physics, chemistry, biology, earth and atmospheric sciences -- and even some economics -- this course is geared to curious enthusiasts, allowing them to work with real climate data and simulations of the earth’s changing climate.

This eight-week class takes a quantitative approach to the science of global warming and will enable students to understand the greenhouse effect, the planet's carbon cycle, and how burning fossil fuel affects that cycle; and to evaluate the potential severity of humans’ impact on Earth’s climate.

At a glance

  • Institution: UChicagoX
  • Subject: Physics
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Prerequisites:

    High school algebra

  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English

What you'll learn

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Intended for non-specialists, this course starts with basic principles and builds to more complicated, realistic models of the Earth's climate.

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