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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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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 ...

Microwave Remote Sensing: Clouds, Precipitation, and Water Vapor part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This module provides an introduction to polar-orbiting-satellite-based microwave remote sensing products that depict moisture and precipitation in the atmosphere. The module begins with definitions ...

Interpreting Infrared Imagery part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Interpreting Infrared (IR) Imagery explains how radiometers are used in satellite meteorology including such topics as the types of radiometers, and how they capture and present images. An ...

Examine infrared images that show variation in surface temperature part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Find a somewhat blurry Flash animation exhibiting five years worth of surface average temperatures. Note seasonal land/water temperature contrasts. The animation can be paused and rewound to ...

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 ...

Coalbed Methane in Wyoming part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Coalbed methane (CH4) is a natural gas and valuable energy resource that occurs in coal beds. This site, hosted by an energy development corporation, explains the geology and stratigraphy of Wyoming ...

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 ...

Orbital Forces: Student Page part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This activity teaches students about orbital motions and forces using a tennis ball swung by a ribbon. Students answer the question "What happens when you let the ball go?" Background ...

Energy: The Issue of Renewables part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Schools spend more on energy than on computers and textbooks combined. Reducing energy use is an effective way to help cash-strapped schools funnel more money into the classroom instead of the local ...

Global Climate Animations part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The Global Climate Animations site contains animations of the Earth's climate system for educational and research purposes. The animations show the climatology of the seasonal cycle for selected ...

Radiocarbon Web-Info part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This resource contains reference materials on the radiocarbon dating method. Beginning with a summarization of the method, descriptions of three principal means of measuring residual carbon14 (14C) ...

The Greenhouse Effect part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides an overview of the Earth's atmospheric greenhouse effect by briefly exploring the atmospheres of nearby planets and discussing the greenhouse gases of our atmosphere, such as, ...

Windows to the Universe: The Greenhouse Effect part of SERC Web Resource Collection

At this site, users can read a basic explanation of the greenhouse effect, which is accompanied by a diagram illustrating the concept. This link is to the intermediate version, but beginner and ...

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 ...



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