This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on “Monitoring Atmospheric Composition” starts on 5 November 2018 and will run for 5 weeks and will provide information on how in situ measurements, satellite observations and numerical modelling can be used to monitor atmospheric composition. The course is intended to be accessible to a wide audience and registration and participation are free.
As part of the course, you will explore the critical threats affecting the atmosphere and its composition – and how these affect human health, climate change and the ecosystem.
You will also see how this all informs policy and international agreements, plus the extensive work needed to predict change and maintain air quality. An example of this is how scientists monitor atmospheric carbon dioxide – see the figure below.