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Introduction to the course and educators

In the coming weeks, you will meet several experts from the University of Twente and scientists from the Climate Change Initiative Programme of the European Space Agency. These experts and …

The water cycle

Earlier on, you have learnt about solar radiation reaching the Earth and how the energy available to the atmosphere, land, and oceans controls the climate. In this article, you will …

Exercise: exploring drought in Kenya

We will now move on to use the CATE toolbox from within Jupyter notebook to retrieve and analyse climate records of soil moisture. After doing this exercise, you will have …

The main processes of land-climate interactions

In this lesson, you will learn about the main processes governing land-climate interactions, namely the energy, water and carbon cycles. You can visit the Climate Change Projects for additional information. …

What is weather?

Earlier on, you learnt about global atmospheric circulation and how it creates different climate zones. In this short article, we will review the definition of weather and how weather patterns …

Course closure

You have now reached the end of this online course. You deserve a pat on your back, congratulations! In these three weeks, you have reviewed the causes of climate change, …

Above-ground biomass

Previously, you have reviewed how land interacts with the climate and vice versa. In the coming articles, more scientific depth on terrestrial essential climate variables will be provided. In this …

Welcome to the first week of this course

Welcome to the introduction week of this online course. In this week, you will get to know some highlights of ESA’s Climate Change Initiative contributions to the research of climate …

Soil moisture anomalies

Earlier on, you have learnt about soil moisture as an essential climate variable and how it is used to characterise the climate-land nexus. The animation in this video (©ESA) shows …

Counting carbon

Earlier on, you have read about the effect of human emissions of greenhouse gases, particularly carbon dioxide (CO2), on the climate. This video from ESA will capitalise on this knowledge. …

How climate change affects land productivity

Earlier on, you have learnt about the main processes governing the land-climate interactions, namely the energy, water and carbon cycles. In this article, you will develop a deeper understanding of …