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建议:9 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week ...
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完成时间为 2 小时

Biosphere 2, an Icon of Possibilities

Why would anyone build an enormous glass structure in the Arizona desert? In Module 1, you will get a virtual introduction to the engineering marvel that is Biosphere 2. Learn about the fascinating history of Biosphere 2 and how it is currently used as the world’s best research instrument for earth systems science. Discover how the ocean, rainforest, and desert can be studied in one enclosed, three-acre structure in the Arizona desert. With Dr. Joaquin Ruiz, University of Arizona (UA) Vice President for Innovation, Director of Biosphere 2, Dean of UA Science, Geoscientist, and John Adams, Deputy Director, UA Biosphere 2....
Reading
9 个视频(共 50 分钟), 4 个测验
Video9 个视频
Meet Joaquin Ruiz, Director of Biosphere 21分钟
Module 1 Intro2分钟
Meet John Adams2分钟
Lecture 1a – Introducing Biosphere 25分钟
Lecture 1b - The Story of Biosphere 29分钟
Lecture 1c - Biosphere 2 Research13分钟
Lecture 1d - Biosphere 2 and the Water Cycle10分钟
Module 1 Wrap Up1分钟
Quiz4 个练习
Lecture 1a10分钟
Lecture 1b10分钟
Lecture 1c10分钟
Lecture 1d10分钟
2
完成时间(小时)
完成时间为 2 小时

Climate Disruption

How do we know that human activity is changing the climate? In Module 2, you will hear from scientists who reconstruct past climates by unlocking information held in ancient trees. Discover how tree rings help us understand drought and wildfire patterns across time and space. Learn what global warming is, exactly, and how it is accelerated by carbon emissions. With Dr. Kevin Anchukaitis, Geography and UA Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, and Dr. David Frank, UA Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research....
Reading
7 个视频(共 62 分钟), 1 个阅读材料, 3 个测验
Video7 个视频
Meet Kevin Anchukaitis1分钟
Lecture 2a - Global Warming and Carbon Dioxide17分钟
Lecture 2b - Rain, Snow, & Climate Change19分钟
Meet David Frank1分钟
Lecture 2c - Fires & Climate Disruption17分钟
Module 2 Wrap Up1分钟
Reading1 个阅读材料
Module 2 Supplemental Content10分钟
Quiz3 个练习
Lecture 2a10分钟
Lecture 2b10分钟
Lecture 2c10分钟
3
完成时间(小时)
完成时间为 1 小时

The Science of Water Availability

Where is Earth’s water? In Module 3, you will learn about the global water cycle and discover how much water exists, where it exists, and how it moves around the environment. Learn how Biosphere 2 and Critical Zone research are used to study the water cycle. With Dr. Peter Troch, Director of Science at Biosphere 2, UA Hydrology....
Reading
7 个视频(共 42 分钟), 4 个测验
Video7 个视频
Meet Peter Troch1分钟
Lecture 3a - Water on Earth11分钟
Lecture 3b - How much water do we use?5分钟
Lecture 3c - How will climate change affect water availability?9分钟
Lecture 3d - Water cycle research10分钟
Module 3 Wrap Up1分钟
Quiz4 个练习
Lecture 3a10分钟
Lecture 3b10分钟
Lecture 3c10分钟
Lecture 3d10分钟
4
完成时间(小时)
完成时间为 2 小时

Desert Plants, Climate, and Changing Landscapes

How can many different species coexist in once place? In Module 4, go beyond Biosphere 2 to UA Tumamoc Hill—the world’s oldest long-term desert ecology research site near the University of Arizona. Learn how living and nonliving components of the environment are related, how different species coexist, and how climate variation affects Sonoran Desert plants. With Dr. Larry Venable, UA Ecology & Evolutionary Biology....
Reading
7 个视频(共 64 分钟), 1 个阅读材料, 4 个测验
Video7 个视频
Meet Larry Venable2分钟
Lecture 4a - Biodiversity and its maintenance13分钟
Lecture 4b - Functional traits and diversity12分钟
Lecture 4c - Vegetation response to climate change17分钟
Lecture 4d - Biological bet hedging14分钟
Module 4 Wrap Up1分钟
Reading1 个阅读材料
Module 4 Supplemental Content10分钟
Quiz4 个练习
Lecture 4a10分钟
Lecture 4b10分钟
Lecture 4c8分钟
Lecture 4d10分钟
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创建者 WKMay 11th 2018

This course covered so many interesting things and topics, and also went into some astronomy, which I really enjoy. Overall would recommend this course if you are interested in Earth.

创建者 BSSep 12th 2018

I really loved this course! So much information and really well laid out in great modules.

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Kevin E. Bonine, PhD

Director of Education and Outreach
Biosphere 2

关于 University of Arizona

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