Gain a better understanding of how the air, water, land, and life formed and interacted over the last 4.5 billion years.
1. Building Blocks of Earth’s Climate System
- What's in store ...
- Video 1.0: Introduction and Philosophy
- Video 1.1: How does science work?
- Optional Video: How do scientific papers get published?
- Video 1.2: Introduction to the Earth's climate system
- Video 1.3: How do we measure geologic time?
- Video 1.4: Geological Time Scale Song
- Video 1.5: Minerals and Rocks
- Video 1.5.1: Igneous Rock
- Video 1.5.2: Sedimentary Rock
- Video 1.5.3: Metamorphic Rock
- Video 1.6: Using radioactivity to date rocks - Dr. Ray Burgess
- Video 1.7: Using stable isotopes to understand Earth processes - Dr. Ray Burgess
- Video 1.8: How do we know how old the Earth is?
- Video 1.9: What are those rocks doing lying around?
2. Formation, evolution, and processes of the solid Earth
- Video 2.1.1: How did the Moon form? - Dr. Katherine Joy
- Video 2.1.2: Why is the Moon important to life on earth? - Dr. Katherine Joy
- Video 2.2: What came before plate tectonics?
- Video 2.3: How did plate tectonics get discovered?
- Video 2.4.1: The Earth's magnetic field
- Video 2.4.2: The magnetic poles flip? You're kidding me, right?
- Video 2.5: How earthquakes happen
- Video 2.6.1: What's inside the Earth?
- Video 2.6.2: How do we know about the insides of the Earth?
- Video 2.7: How do the plates move?
- Video 2.8: How does magma form?
- Video 2.9: How were the Himalaya formed?
- Video 2.10: Supercontinent Pangaea
- Video 2.11: The supercontinent cycle
3. Water in Earth’s Climate System: Oceans, Atmosphere, and Cryosphere
- Video 3.1.1: Where Did the Oceans Come From?
- Video 3.1.2: Are the Oceans in Steady State?
- Video 3.2.1: How the oceans work - Dr. Gregory Lane-Serff
- Video 3.2.2: The oceanic conveyor belt - Dr. Gregory Lane-Serff
- Video 3.3.1: What is the Atmosphere Made Of?
- Video 3.3.2: What Controls the Temperature Profile of the Atmosphere?
- Video 3.3.3: Three Radiation Laws
- Video 3.3.4: What if the Earth had no Atmosphere?
- Video 3.4.1: How does the Atmosphere Work?
- Video 3.4.2: How do the Jet Streams Control the Weather?
- Video 3.5: Extratropical cyclones
- Video 3.6: The Rise and Fall of Ice on Earth
- Video 3.7: How do Glaciers Control the Height of Mountains? – Dr. Simon Brocklehurst
- Video 3.8: Why the Arctic is Crucial to Earth's Climate - Dr. Bart Van Dongen and Dr. Robert Sparks
4. Life, and its Effect on Earth’s Climate System
- Video 4.3.2: The Earliest Life on Earth
- Video 4.3.1 The Formation of Organic Molecules and the Tree of Life1
- Video 4.1: The Earth's primitive atmosphere
- Video 4.2: Fossils
- Video 4.4.1: Welcome to The Manchester Museum - Prof. Phil Manning
- Video 4.4.2: Apex Chert and Stromatolites - Prof. Phil Manning
- Video 4.4.3: Ediacaran Fauna - Prof. Phil Manning
- Video 4.5.1: How Oxygen Changed the Earth Forever
- Video 4.5.2: The Arrival of Multicellular Life and the Cambrian Explosion
- Video 4.6.1: How Plants and Animals Came Onshore - Dr. Victoria Egerton
- Video 4.6.2: Colonization of Land
- Video 4.7.1: Devonian: From Fish to Tetrapod - Prof. Phil Manning
- Video 4.7.2: Carboniferous - Prof. Phil Manning
- Video 4.7.3: Jurassic Coast - Prof. Phil Manning
- Video 4.7.4: Dinosaurs - Prof. Phil Manning
- Video 4.7.5: Chemical Fossils - Prof. Phil Manning
- Video 4.8: Controls on Life on Earth: Mass Extinctions
8. Build Your Own Earth and Conclusion
- BYOE Video 1: Introduction to Build Your Own Earth
- BYOE Video 2: How to Use Build your own Earth
- BYOE Video 3: How to Interpret Climate Properties: Surface Temperatures, the Jet Stream, Clouds, and Precipitation
- BYOE Video 4: Using Build Your Own Earth to Study Past Earth Climates
- Video 5.0: Synthesis and Anthropogenic Climate Change