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The frozen planet
This free course is a general introduction to the frozen planet, including the temperature in the polar regions; the energy from the Sun and the seasons; reading and understanding graphs and maps; and how the Arctic and Antarctic regions are defined.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the core concepts in physics, biology, chemistry, geology and basic mathematics that underpin our understanding of the polar world
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the processes and interactions (physical, biological, chemical and geological) which shape the polar environment at different temporal and spatial scales
- express concepts in an objective and factually correct way
- make sense of information presented in different ways, including textual, numerical or graphical material.
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 Views of the frozen planet
- 2 The temperature in the polar regions
- 3 A flat map of a spherical world
- 4 The energy balance
- 5 Energy from the Sun
- 6 Defining the Arctic and Antarctic
- 7 Summary
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