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Develop a greater appreciation for how the air, water, land, and life formed and have interacted over the last 4.5 billion years....
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Recommandé : 5 hours/week

Approx. 16 heures pour terminer
Comment Dots

English

Sous-titres : English, Chinese (Simplified)

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1

Section
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3 heures pour terminer

Building Blocks of Earth’s Climate System

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Reading
15 vidéos (Total 98 min), 7 lectures, 1 quiz
Video15 vidéos
Video 1.0: Introduction and Philosophy7 min
Video 1.1: How does science work?6 min
Optional Video: How do scientific papers get published?10 min
Video 1.2: Introduction to the Earth's climate system8 min
Video 1.3: How do we measure geologic time?9 min
Video 1.4: Geological Time Scale Song2 min
Video 1.5: Minerals and Rocks2 min
Video 1.5.1: Igneous Rock3 min
Video 1.5.2: Sedimentary Rock6 min
Video 1.5.3: Metamorphic Rock5 min
Video 1.6: Using radioactivity to date rocks - Dr. Ray Burgess7 min
Video 1.7: Using stable isotopes to understand Earth processes - Dr. Ray Burgess6 min
Video 1.8: How do we know how old the Earth is?5 min
Video 1.9: What are those rocks doing lying around?10 min
Reading7 lectures
Course Guide10 min
Grading & Logistics10 min
Building Blocks of Earth’s Climate System10 min
Google Earth Tour 110 min
Activity 1: Introduction10 min
Eloquent Science10 min
Our Earth 001 Course Book10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Assessment 120 min

2

Section
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2 heures pour terminer

Formation, evolution, and processes of the solid Earth

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Reading
14 vidéos (Total 107 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
Video14 vidéos
Video 2.1.2: Why is the Moon important to life on earth? - Dr. Katherine Joy 3 min
Video 2.2: What came before plate tectonics?5 min
Video 2.3: How did plate tectonics get discovered?6 min
Video 2.4.1: The Earth's magnetic field7 min
Video 2.4.2: The magnetic poles flip? You're kidding me, right?6 min
Video 2.5: How earthquakes happen14 min
Video 2.6.1: What's inside the Earth?6 min
Video 2.6.2: How do we know about the insides of the Earth?6 min
Video 2.7: How do the plates move?3 min
Video 2.8: How does magma form?11 min
Video 2.9: How were the Himalaya formed?7 min
Video 2.10: Supercontinent Pangaea9 min
Video 2.11: The supercontinent cycle4 min
Reading2 lectures
Formation, evolution, and processes of the solid Earth10 min
Google Earth Tour 2 and 310 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Assessment 220 min

3

Section
Clock
3 heures pour terminer

Water in Earth’s Climate System: Oceans, Atmosphere, and Cryosphere

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Reading
14 vidéos (Total 124 min), 5 lectures, 1 quiz
Video14 vidéos
Video 3.1.2: Are the Oceans in Steady State?13 min
Video 3.2.1: How the oceans work - Dr. Gregory Lane-Serff9 min
Video 3.2.2: The oceanic conveyor belt - Dr. Gregory Lane-Serff12 min
Video 3.3.1: What is the Atmosphere Made Of?6 min
Video 3.3.2: What Controls the Temperature Profile of the Atmosphere?5 min
Video 3.3.3: Three Radiation Laws4 min
Video 3.3.4: What if the Earth had no Atmosphere?7 min
Video 3.4.1: How does the Atmosphere Work?9 min
Video 3.4.2: How do the Jet Streams Control the Weather?7 min
Video 3.5: Extratropical cyclones8 min
Video 3.6: The Rise and Fall of Ice on Earth12 min
Video 3.7: How do Glaciers Control the Height of Mountains? – Dr. Simon Brocklehurst10 min
Video 3.8: Why the Arctic is Crucial to Earth's Climate - Dr. Bart Van Dongen and Dr. Robert Sparks 7 min
Reading5 lectures
Water in Earth’s Climate System: Oceans, Atmosphere, and Cryosphere10 min
Google Earth Tour 410 min
Activity 2: Further Exploration10 min
The Thinking Persons’ Guide to Climate Change10 min
The shaping of storm tracks by mountains and ocean dynamics10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Assessment 320 min

4

Section
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3 heures pour terminer

Life, and its Effect on Earth’s Climate System

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Reading
17 vidéos (Total 116 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
Video17 vidéos
Video 4.3.1 The Formation of Organic Molecules and the Tree of Life13 min
Video 4.1: The Earth's primitive atmosphere10 min
Video 4.2: Fossils6 min
Video 4.4.1: Welcome to The Manchester Museum - Prof. Phil Manning min
Video 4.4.2: Apex Chert and Stromatolites - Prof. Phil Manning 3 min
Video 4.4.3: Ediacaran Fauna - Prof. Phil Manning 5 min
Video 4.5.1: How Oxygen Changed the Earth Forever11 min
Video 4.5.2: The Arrival of Multicellular Life and the Cambrian Explosion11 min
Video 4.6.1: How Plants and Animals Came Onshore - Dr. Victoria Egerton7 min
Video 4.6.2: Colonization of Land3 min
Video 4.7.1: Devonian: From Fish to Tetrapod - Prof. Phil Manning7 min
Video 4.7.2: Carboniferous - Prof. Phil Manning2 min
Video 4.7.3: Jurassic Coast - Prof. Phil Manning3 min
Video 4.7.4: Dinosaurs - Prof. Phil Manning 4 min
Video 4.7.5: Chemical Fossils - Prof. Phil Manning 4 min
Video 4.8: Controls on Life on Earth: Mass Extinctions12 min
Reading2 lectures
Life, and its Effect on Earth’s Climate System10 min
Google Earth Tour 510 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Assessment 420 min
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par SSMar 22nd 2018

It was a really nice, and interesting course, which will definitely help me in my career. Thanks University of Manchester!

par JQDec 6th 2017

A great course with some interesting and educational concepts. I really enjoyed this course. Thanks so much.

Enseignants

Prof. David M. Schultz

Professor of Synoptic Meteorology
School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences

Dr Rochelle Taylor

Postdoctoral Research Associate
School of Earth, Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences

Dr Jonathan Fairman

Postdoctoral Research Associate
School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences

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