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Climate Literacy Catalog

This 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.

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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 ...

Power Source part of CLEAN Collection

In this short activity, students or groups are tasked to make concept sketches that track the source of electrical power as far back as they can conceive. The concept sketches reveal students' prior ...

Plugged in to CO2 part of CLEAN Collection

In this classroom activity, students measure the energy use of various appliances and electronics and calculate how much carbon dioxide (CO2) is released to produce that energy.

Atmosphere-Ocean Model part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The Atmosphere-Ocean Model is a computer program that simulates the Earth's climate in three dimensions on a gridded domain. The model requires that the user enter two kinds of input, specified ...

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center: Scientific Visualization Studio part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is the web page for The Scientific Visualization Studio (SVS), a branch of the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) that generates visuals to promote a greater understanding of ...

A Paleo Perspective on Global Warming part of SERC Web Resource Collection

As part of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Association (NOAA) Paleoclimatology Program, information is collected from scientists across the globe to study past climate in hopes of achieving a ...

Atmospheric Processes: Radiation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In this activity, students investigate how different surfaces absorb heat and apply their experience with the surfaces to interpret real-world situations. From this information, they come to ...

What is a Greenhouse? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This activity is designed to familiarize students with how a greenhouse retains heat by building simple models. As a result of this activity, students will come to understand that greenhouses are ...

What Factors Impact a Greenhouse? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This activity has students use a model to investigate factors in greenhouse heating and cooling. The type of surface that sunlight first encounters is the most important factor. Forests, grasslands, ...

Where in the World is Carbon Dioxide? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This three part activity has students set up experiments to help them better understand the atmospheric portion of the carbon cycle. From this activity, they will be able to explain the concept of ...

Bad Greenhouse part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is designed to belie the statement that the greenhouse effect is caused when gases in the atmosphere behave as a blanket and trap radiation which is then reradiated to the Earth. Students ...

Carbon Dioxide: The Heat is On part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In this activity, students will observe the effect of the gases resulting from a burned fossil fuel on the heat absorption of air and determine the ability of phytoplankton to remove greenhouse gases ...

Abrupt Climate Change part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This clearinghouse provides links to information about abrupt climate change, a phenomenon which recent evidence indicates is not unusual. Users can choose from a variety of links that lead to ...

NOAA Paleoclimatology Program - Vostok Ice Core Data part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from the World Data Center for Paleoclimatology features links to data from the Vostok Ice Core, with information on the concentration of various gases, ions, and elements available from ...

Extinctions: Cycles Of Life and Death Through Time part of SERC Web Resource Collection

As part of the Hooper Virtual Paleontological Museum this site provides a detailed summary of extinction events throughout time, hypotheses for their causes and the long-term implications of such ...

Climate Timeline: And Beyond part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site contains a diverse suite of information about paleoclimates and climate science. An interactive time scale is provided with links to discussions, summaries, references and numerous other ...

TAO/TRITON Data Display part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website hosts realtime El Nino buoy data from the NOAA/PMEL/TAO project. From the website users can access buoy summary, time series, latitude-longitude and section plots as well as animations ...

Bering Climate part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website describes ecological and climatic indices for the Bering Sea as measures of climate and ecosystem status for the Bering Sea. Indices are based on retrospective data and a protocol for ...

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This organization was established by the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme to assess scientific, technical and socio- economic information relevant for ...

Trends Online: A Compendium of Data on Global Change part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This document provides synopses of frequently used time series of global-change data. Records are presented in multipage formats, each dealing with a specific site, region, or emissions species. The ...



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