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ConcepTest: Global Temperature Change and Water Reservoirs

ConcepTest questions by David McConnell , David Steer , Walter Borowski, Jeffrey Dick, Annabelle Foos, Jeffrey Knott, Alvin Konigsberg, Michelle Malone, Heidi McGrew, Kathie Owens, and Stephen Van Horn

Question:

If average global temperatures dropped 5 degrees C, which reservoir (source) of water would most likely experience the greatest percent volume change?

a. Oceans
b. Glaciers and ice sheets

Student Responses:

No data yet. The correct response is b.

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References and Notes:


Subject

Geoscience:Hydrology, Atmospheric Science:Climatology

Resource Type

Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:ConcepTests

Grade Level

College Lower (13-14):Introductory Level

Ready for Use

Ready to Use

Earth System Topics

Surface Processes:Glaciers, Climate, Atmosphere, Earth's Cycles:Hydrologic Cycle, Hydrology

Topics

Hydrosphere/Cryosphere, Climate