Climate Literacy CatalogThis collection of web sites was developed in the Fall of 2008 by Mark S. McCaffrey of CIRES Education and Outreach as a "next step" toward a reviewed and annotated collection of "cream of the crop" high quality digital resources that support the Essential Principles of Climate Literacy. Building on experience gained through the development of the Climate Change Collection, the goal of this phase of the effort is to begin to assemble a catalog of online resources that in the near future will be reviewed i) for scientific accuracy and currency by science experts, ii) for ease of use and appropriateness in educational settings and iii) annotated with any suggestions, concerns or ideas for enrichment and extensions to the resource.
Climate Literacy Principlesshowing only The Nature of Science Show all Climate Literacy Principles
Climate Literacy Principles Show all Climate Literacy Principles
- Weather and Climate Predictability A. Climate science is based on the assumption that Earth's climate
- Weather/Climate Differences B. Our understanding of climate differs in important ways from our understanding of weather. Thus, climate scientists' ability to predict climate patterns months, years, or even decades into the future is not constrained by the limitations meteorologists face in forecasting weather on much shorter timescales (days to weeks into the future).
- Observational Data C. We gain understanding of climate and how it has changed over time from observational data from weather stations, buoys, satellites, radars, ice and ocean sediment cores, tree rings, cave deposits, native knowledge, and other sources.
- Computer Models D. Observations, experiments, and theory used to construct and refine computer models and develop scientific explanations lead to better understanding of the linkages between the atmosphere-ocean system and how it relates to the overall climate system's behavior. As a result, more reliable projections of future climate changes will develop over time.
- Our Understanding of Climate E. Fundamental characteristics of the climate system have been researched and are understood well enough to make reasonably accurate predictions about the climate system and, therefore, to support decision making, even though research continues into many aspects of climate change.
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NGCD Web Image Slide Trays part of SERC Web Resource Collection
US Climate Change Science Program part of SERC Web Resource Collection
Differences Between Climate and Weather part of SERC Web Resource Collection
Time and Cycles: Dendrochronology part of SERC Web Resource Collection
On the Shoulders of Giants - Milutin Milankovitch part of SERC Web Resource Collection
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Orbiting Earth part of SERC Web Resource Collection
NSTA :: Climate Change From Pole to Pole: Biology Investigations part of SERC Web Resource Collection
Planet Under Pressure part of SERC Web Resource Collection
Ice Cores Teacher's Guide part of SERC Web Resource Collection
Vital Climate Graphics part of SERC Web Resource Collection
Misconceptions about the Greenhouse Effect part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Studies have shown that both students and the general public possess many misconceptions about the processes involved in the greenhouse effect and ozone depletion. This study, conducted in a mock ...
MY NASA DATA Contributed Lesson 11: Seasonal Cloud Cover Variations part of SERC Web Resource Collection
Water Vapor Circulation on Earth part of SERC Web Resource Collection
Climate Modeling part of SERC Web Resource Collection
Modern and Fossil Pollen Data part of SERC Web Resource Collection
Vostok Ice Core Lab Activity part of SERC Web Resource Collection
TAO/TRITON Data Display part of SERC Web Resource Collection
A Paleo Perspective on Global Warming part of SERC Web Resource Collection
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies part of SERC Web Resource Collection