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Dinosaur Extinction: Causal Loop Diagram of Earth Feedback System

Dewey M. McLean
This site features a causal loop diagram from system dynamics methodology showing the solar-earth-space energy flow system (the dominant flow system driving earth's surficial systems, including the ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Education
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities

Daisyworld Model

James Lovelock, Andrew Watson, Dave Bice
The simulation exercise uses a STELLA-based model called Daisyworld to explore concepts associated with Earth's energy balance and climate change. Students examine the evolution of a simplified ...
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Climate feedbacks, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Climatology :Climate sensitivity and feedbacks, Solar radiation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Global change modeling, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Climate Change:Global change modeling, Climate feedbacks

The Policy Makers' Summary of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
This 20-page PDF provides a summary of global climate change data from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The site features many graphs and tables of data, and suggestions for ...
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Public policy , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climate Change:Global change modeling, Greenhouse gas emissions, Anthropogenic causes, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Anthropogenic causes, Greenhouse gas emissions, Environmental Science:Policy, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Public policy, Impacts of climate change, Global change modeling, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Climate Change:Impacts of climate change
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results, Overview/Reference Work

Physlet Routines

Robert Mackay
This site consists of links to Java-based models of physical phenomena. Other features include links to a Daisy World simulation, a pollution simulation, and other physics sites, among others.
Subject: Environmental Science, Physics
Resource Type: Computer Applications, Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity, Audio/Visual:Animations/Video

Physlet Routines: Earth Sciences

Robert MacKay
This site from Clark College presents Physlets written in Java. The focus of these applets is on the geosciences, with links to activities featuring the Doppler Effect, seafloor spreading and global ...
Subject: Environmental Science, Geoscience:Geology
Resource Type: Computer Applications, Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity

Pacific Northwest Salmon: The Smolts Migration Model

Andrew Ford
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Resources, Environmental Science:Oceans and Coastal Resources:Fisheries, Biology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity, Computer Applications

Population Links

Mark Francek
This site features links to eight websites with short descriptions, which deal with global population trends.
Subject: Environmental Science:Human Population
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection

Garbage-eating Geobacter

Joshua Zaffos
This Geotimes article highlights recent work done by Derek Lovley on the microbe Geobacter. The article discusses the ability of Geobacter to eat metal wastes as well as the prospect of using ...
Subject: Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Contaminant hydrology, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Surface Chemistry, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems

Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSES)
This site from the Australian National University Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems provides information about photovoltaics and solar thermal energy technology. Links are provided to energy ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Environmental Science:Energy:Renewable & Alternative Energy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences

This is the homepage of the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Science at the University of Michigan. There are links to weather alerts, space weather, graduate and undergraduate courses, ...
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Atmospheric structure and composition, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Meteorology:Extreme weather, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection



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