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Modeling Glacier Erosion Through Time part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Climate Change:Activities
This lab could be adapted for an introductory geology course, upper division geomorphology course, or a climate change course. This activity is borrowed from John Harbor's paper in the Journal of Geoscience ...

Earth System Topics: Atmosphere, Hydrology, Surface Processes:Glaciers, Climate

Mass Balance Model part of Mathematical and Statistical Models Examples
Students are introduced to the concept of mass balance, flow rates, and equilibrium using an online interactive water bucket model. -

Earth System Topics: Earth's Cycles, Climate, Atmosphere, Biosphere:Ecology

Daisyworld: Stella Mac or PC part of Mathematical and Statistical Models Examples
After constructing a Stella model of Daisyworld students perform guided experiments to explore the behavior of Daisyworld to changes in model parameters and assumptions. -

Earth System Topics: Atmosphere, Climate, Biosphere, Atmosphere:Weather, Earth's Cycles:Carbon Cycle, Biosphere:Ecology

Daisyworld: Interactive On-line PC and Mac part of Mathematical and Statistical Models Examples
Students use a JAVA interface design by R.M. MacKay to explore the Daisy World model. The JAVA interface comes with a link to a 6-page student activity page in PDF format. -

Earth System Topics: Atmosphere, Biosphere:Ecology, Biosphere, Climate, Earth's Cycles:Carbon Cycle

Sun Path: Interactive On-line Mac or PC part of Mathematical and Statistical Models Examples
Students use SunPath in the yearly mode to investigate seasonal changes in sunrise, sunset, length of day and sun altitude at their own latitude. JAVA activity for Mac or PC. -

Earth System Topics: Atmosphere, Climate, Solar System and Astronomy