课程信息
What will I learn? After taking this course you will have an understanding of Arctic landscapes, how they were formed and how they are changing. You will also learn how scientists from countries around the North are working together to understand how these changes will affect the People of the North and the global community. You will experience a range of scientific topics, up-to-date-methods for understanding our environment, and the current consensus views on the future of the Arctic environment. Do I need prior knowledge? No prior knowledge is needed for this course; participants should only come equipped with natural curiosity and a willingness to invest time in understanding an environmental issue of global concern. The terms and concepts are targeted at an educated public, not specialists, but resources will be provided so those who are motivated can explore some issues in more depth.
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100% 在线课程

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完成时间大约为8 小时

建议:5 hours/week
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字幕:English, German

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Section
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1 hour to complete

Welcome to the Сourse

This module represents the course content and its author as well as contains the additional materials to the course...
Reading
2 videos (Total 5 min), 6 readings
Video2 videos
About the university2m
Reading6 readings
About the author of the course Terry V. Callaghan10m
About the course team10m
The Man, the Myth, The Legend: professor Terry V.Callaghan and His 3M Concept10m
Welcome to INTERACT10m
Recommended readings and open-access journals10m
Entering questionnaire10m
Clock
16 minutes to complete

What is the Arctic, where is it and why should we be interested in it?

This module will introduce the INTERACT basis of the course and brief description as well as give different definitions of the Arctic, characteristics of the Arctic, peoples of the Arctic, Ecosystem Services and global connections....
Reading
1 video (Total 12 min), 1 quiz
Video1 videos
Quiz1 practice exercises
What is the Arctic, where is it and why should we be interested in it?4m
Clock
18 minutes to complete

Changing landforms: the legacy of glaciers and permafrost

In this module we will talk about glacial erosion, moraines, ice dams and tsunamis....
Reading
1 video (Total 14 min), 1 quiz
Quiz1 practice exercises
Changing landforms: the legacy of glaciers and permafrost4m

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Section
Clock
20 minutes to complete

Permafrost and its effects

In this module you will learn about permafrost characteristics, changes and effects on landscapes, hydrology and infrastructure....
Reading
1 video (Total 12 min), 1 quiz
Video1 videos
Quiz1 practice exercises
Permafrost and its effects8m
Clock
1 hour to complete

Snow and ice

This module will introduce changing snow conditions, snow as an insulator, pollutants in snow, life in snow, melting ice, glacier dynamics and effects....
Reading
2 videos (Total 20 min), 1 quiz
Video2 videos
Lecture 5. Glaciers9m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Snow and ice10m

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Section
Clock
16 minutes to complete

Land-atmosphere linkages

This module represents examples of biogeochemical and biogeophysical feedbacks to climate and what a feedback is. In this module we discuss carbon dioxide, methane, volatile organic compounds, albedo, energy exchange....
Reading
1 video (Total 12 min), 1 quiz
Quiz1 practice exercises
Land-atmosphere linkages4m
Clock
28 minutes to complete

Life on cold lands

This module is dedicated to the arctic life zone, arctic plants and animals, population cycles, species interactions, the “greening” of the Arctic....
Reading
1 video (Total 18 min), 1 quiz
Quiz1 practice exercises
Life on cold lands10m

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Section
Clock
18 minutes to complete

Life in cold waters

In this module we will talk about high latitude lakes as indicators of environmental change past and present, changes in lake ice; the importance of water colour; wet surfaces and microbes, water plants and animals....
Reading
1 video (Total 12 min), 1 quiz
Video1 videos
Quiz1 practice exercises
Life in cold waters6m
Clock
18 minutes to complete

The People of the Arctic

In this module you will learn about what changes in the Arctic mean do for the People of the Arctic and how they can work with scientists....
Reading
1 video (Total 14 min), 1 quiz
Quiz1 practice exercises
The People of the Arctic4m

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Section
Clock
14 minutes to complete

The global Community affected by the changing Arctic

This module is dedicated to challenges and opportunities of Arctic change; winners and losers; widening inequalities. ...
Reading
1 video (Total 12 min), 1 quiz
Video1 videos
Quiz1 practice exercises
The global Community affected by the changing Arctic2m
Clock
23 minutes to complete

What can we do to understand the changes and their consequences?

In this module you will learn about INTERACT’s role in arctic collaboration, global and region initiatives, public involvement. ...
Reading
1 video (Total 11 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video1 videos
Reading1 readings
Final questionnaire10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
What can we do to understand the changes and their consequences?2m
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Top Reviews

By GTJul 28th 2017

Everyone should take this course! A wonderful exploration of a breathtaking region. Presented by an eminent polar scientist who has contributed much field research to extend our understanding.

By SGNov 11th 2016

Great information from the lectures and great photo's of the Arctic, the free downloadable book is an extra bonus and helps with the quiz questions, well done Terry and team..

Instructor

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Terry V. Callaghan

Professor of Botany, Honorary Doctor

About National Research Tomsk State University

National Research Tomsk State University is the largest classical university in the Asian part of Russia. For over 135 years TSU has been training the scientific and managerial elite, based on the integration of academic process and fundamental scientific research. It is a renowned center of education, science, innovations and attraction for creative talents, a generator of advanced ideas, and a paragon of adherence to the best traditions of Russian higher education. There are 23 departments and learning institutes, 1 University branch, Institute of Distance Education, Institute of Innovations in Education operating at TSU, and more than 17,000 students studying at the University, with 135 subject areas and specialties to choose from. TSU offers 136 Master’s programmes in 55 areas of academic studies and counting. The number of international students is constantly increasing, now with more than 1300 TSU students coming from countries such as the USA, UK, Germany, France, Australia, Italy, Poland, Mongolia, China, Vietnam, Korea, Columbia, Turkey and others....

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