Global Change in Local Places
You will upload core data from the recent SHALDRIL expedition to Antarctica into GeoMapApp and investigate Antarctica's past climate and species distribution. In particular, you will use the pollen data recovered from the cores to show the decline in plant life that began during the geologic time period known as the Eocene. You will relate the Antarctica's past plant assemblages to modern vegetation distribution and produce computer-generated visualizations to communicate your findings.
This chapter is part of the Earth Exploration Toolbook. Each chapter provides teachers and/or students with direct practice for using scientific tools to analyze Earth science data. Students should begin on the Case Study page.
The EET web site collects no personally identifying information and so is compliant with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. The site is constructed with tools that attempt to ensure the broadest possible accessibility in line with section 508 and w3c guidelines.