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Satellite Observation for Weather and Climate

Earth Observing Satellites are the unsung heroes of our steadily improving weather forecasts. They are also the sources of a growing array of data which helps us understand our changing climate and ozone layer. Satellites measure light and infrared radiation which has ‘interacted’ with the atmosphere, or the land and ocean surface. In order to make sense of this data, and extract maximum information, we need to understand the physical processes involved. These physical processes... [More]
$58 Limited inc GST / $52
Satellite Observation for Weather and Climate

Earth Observing Satellites are the unsung heroes of our steadily improving weather forecasts. They are also the sources of a growing array of data which helps us understand our changing climate and

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Alfred Russell Wallace and the 'Wallace Line'

It was Alfred Russel Wallace who realized the Lombok Strait in Indonesia represents the biogeographical boundary between the fauna of Asia and Australasia, a boundary subsequently named the ‘Wallace Line’. It was tectonic plate movement that brought these disparate worlds together to create the biogeographic region known as ‘Wallacea’. On the Asian side are elephants, tigers, primates and birds specific to Asia while on Australasian side are marsupials and birds specific to... [More]
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Alfred Russell Wallace and the 'Wallace Line'

<p>It was Alfred Russel Wallace who realized the Lombok Strait in Indonesia represents the biogeographical boundary between the fauna of Asia and Australasia, a boundary subsequently named the ‘

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The Fundamental Nature of Light: A Journey from Euclid to Feynman

Understanding how light behaves is relatively easy. But what exactly is light? A wave? A particle? An emanation from God? Or a quantum excitation in a field? This is a question which has exercised some of the greatest minds of Science. Come on a journey from Euclid to Galileo and Newton; Faraday, Maxwell and Hertz; then on to Einstein’s Special Relativity; Planck, Bohr and finally to Dirac and Feynman’s Quantum Electrodynamics. Are we any the wiser? COURSE OUTLINE We start with a... [More]
$145 Limited inc GST / $131
The Fundamental Nature of Light: A Journey from Euclid to Feynman

<p>Understanding how light behaves is relatively easy. But what exactly is light? A wave? A particle? An emanation from God? Or a quantum excitation in a field? This is a question which has exercised

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Einstein's Heroes: Faraday, Maxwell, and Electromagnetic Waves

Faraday was the great experimenter in the emerging field of electricity and magnetism, who found it convenient to express his findings in terms of “lines of force”, or fields. While many of his contemporaries were less than impressed, the great theoretician Maxwell adapted and extended these ideas, and was able to show that light was an electromagnetic wave, as verified by Hertz. But his theory created new headaches, as Maxwell’s theory was incompatible with Newton (Einstein’s... [More]
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Einstein's Heroes: Faraday, Maxwell, and Electromagnetic Waves

Faraday was the great experimenter in the emerging field of electricity and magnetism, who found it convenient to express his findings in terms of “lines of force”, or fields. While many of his

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Sydney's Weather and Climate

An introduction to understanding what drives Sydney’s climate and weather. Learn where to find the information to help you plan and manage your weather sensitive activities. The course will explore the weather drivers that impact eastern Australia and Sydney’s climate. We will then examine the significant weather systems that impact Sydney as well as their associated warnings. We will also discuss finding, understanding and using weather data, including rainfall forecasts.... [More]
$25 Limited inc GST
Sydney's Weather and Climate

<p>An introduction to understanding what drives Sydney’s climate and weather. Learn where to find the information to help you plan and manage your weather sensitive activities. The course will explore

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Geoengineering: Messing with the Climate to Counter our Current Mess

Our climate is changing, with human emissions of greenhouse gases being the major contributor. While mitigation should be our main goal, we may need to turn to interventionist measures one day. What sort of interventionist measures are being discussed under the heading of Geoengineering (or Climate Engineering)? Are they even feasible? Can we do it? Should we do it? Should we even research it? [More]
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Geoengineering: Messing with the Climate to Counter our Current Mess

Our climate is changing, with human emissions of greenhouse gases being the major contributor. While mitigation should be our main goal, we may need to turn to interventionist measures one day. What

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DNA: The Molecule of Life

In the last half century, our knowledge of life has been revolutionised by the finding that DNA is the molecule that carries the genetic information that determines the characteristics of any organism. This course will introduce students to the history of the discovery of the chemical structure of DNA, the structure itself, its role in the transmission of genetic information, and how it is used in activities such as forensic examination of crime scenes. Students will undertake a... [More]
$92 Limited inc GST / $83
DNA: The Molecule of Life

<p>In the last half century, our knowledge of life has been revolutionised by the finding that DNA is the molecule that carries the genetic information that determines the characteristics of any

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