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Polar Frontiers

Module titlePolar Frontiers
Module codeGEO3465
Academic year2019/0
Credits15
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The Arctic is currently experiencing environmental change at an unprecedented rate with models projecting rapid temperature increases over the next century (known as ‘Arctic amplification’). Is Arctic climate change a symptom of rising global temperatures or a trigger? Is it too late to reverse sea-ice retreat? In this module, you will study the interlinked atmospheric, ocean, terrestrial and political systems controlling the unique Arctic environment and the connection between Arctic and global climate and weather. Additionally, you will contrast the Arctic with the Antarctic and explore the challenges of predicting and preserving the polar environments over the next century.

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        Credit value15