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Planetary Climate Exercise part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This MS Word document explains roles for a Planetary Climate role-playing exercise dealing with the atmospheres of Venus and the Earth. Roles include experts on coal, carbon dioxide, heat balance, ...
Subject: Atmospheric Science: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Hydrologic cycle, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , , Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Global energy balance, Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels
Resource Type: Activities

Energy Balance part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Java applet simulates the energy intake of our atmosphere during the day and the loss of energy at night. Users can vary the intensity of the sun during the day. A tub of water fills up ...
Subject: Atmospheric Science: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Global energy balance, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video

Seasonal Change on Land and Water part of CLEAN Collection

In this worksheet-based activity, students review global visualizations of incoming sunlight and surface temperature and discuss seasonal change. Students use the visualizations to support inquiry on ...
Subject: Atmospheric Science: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Climate feedbacks, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Climatology :Regional climates, Climate sensitivity and feedbacks, Orbital patterns, Global energy balance, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Climate feedbacks, Geoscience:Hydrology, Oceanography, Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Solar radiation
Resource Type: Activities, :Classroom Activity

Mix and match: how climate selects phytoplankton part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a research article from the journal Nature on the link between climate-driven physical processes and evolution of microbial communities in the ocean. Topics covered include oceanic nutrient ...
Subject: Atmospheric Science: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Climatology :Global energy balance, Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Evolution of climate and atmosphere, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Evolution, Biogeochemical cycling, Environmental Science:Ecosystems, Ecosystems:Ecology, Biodiversity, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Climate sensitivity and feedbacks, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Geoscience:Oceanography, Oceanography:Physical , Biological, Biology, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, History and evolution of Earth's climate, Paleoclimate records, Climate feedbacks, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Biogeosciences , Biology:Ecology:Food Webs:Microbial Food Webs, Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Food Webs, Biology:Ecology, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Climate feedbacks, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Diversity, Ecology:Habitats, Principles, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Climate Change:History and evolution of Earth's climate, Paleoclimate records, Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Marine, Biology:Evolution, Evolution:Patterns
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Bibliography, Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources

My Angle on Cooling: Effects of Distance and Inclination part of CLEAN Collection

In this hands-on lesson, students measure the effect of distance and inclination on the amount of heat felt by an object and apply this experiment to building an understanding of seasonality. In Part ...
Subject: Atmospheric Science: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climate Change:Natural causes, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Natural causes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Solar radiation, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Climatology :Orbital patterns, Global energy balance
Resource Type: Activities

Earth's Energy Cycle - Albedo part of CLEAN Collection

Students perform a lab to explore how the color of materials at the Earth's surface affect the amount of warming. Topics covered include developing a hypothesis, collecting data, and making ...
Subject: Atmospheric Science: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Climate Change:Climate feedbacks, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Climate feedbacks, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Climate sensitivity and feedbacks, Global energy balance, Solar radiation
Resource Type: Activities

Understanding Albedo part of CLEAN Collection

This activity teaches students about the albedo of surfaces and how it relates to the ice-albedo feedback effect. During an experiment, students observe the albedo of two different colored surfaces ...
Subject: Atmospheric Science: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Climate Change:Climate feedbacks, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Solar radiation, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Climate feedbacks, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Global energy balance, Climate sensitivity and feedbacks
Resource Type: Activities

Tropical Atlantic Aerosols part of CLEAN Collection

Students will use real satellite data to determine 1) where the greatest concentrations of aerosols are located during the course of a year in the tropical Atlantic region and 2) their source of ...
Subject: Atmospheric Science: Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Atmospheric structure and composition, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Global energy balance, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Meteorology:Atmospheric circulation
Resource Type: Activities

Ocean Currents and Sea Surface Temperature part of CLEAN Collection

In this classroom activity, students access sea surface temperature and wind speed data from a NASA site, plot and compare data, draw conclusions about surface current and sea surface temperature, ...
Subject: Atmospheric Science: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Climate sensitivity and feedbacks, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Solar radiation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Atmospheric circulation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Global energy balance, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Climate feedbacks, Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Climate feedbacks, Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Geoscience:Oceanography
Resource Type: Activities

Using NASA NEO and ImageJ to Explore the Role of Snow Cover in Shaping Climate part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity students download satellite images displaying land surface temperature, snow cover, and reflected short wave radiation data from the NASA Earth Observation (NEO) Web site. They then ...
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Subject: Atmospheric Science: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Climate feedbacks, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Climate feedbacks, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Global energy balance, Climate sensitivity and feedbacks, Solar radiation
Resource Type: Activities

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