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  • Analyzing Tectonic Plate Motion with GPS Data 1 match
  • Case Study: Climate History from Deep Sea Sediments 1 match
  • Cool Cores Capture Climate Change 1 match
  • Exploring Albedo with NASA NEO 1 match
  • Exploring the Sabino Canyon 1 match
  • GLOBECarbon 1 match
  • Litter Reliever with a GPS Receiver 1 match
  • NCAR Climate Change Data with GIS 1 match
  • Using Satellite Images to Understand Earth's Atmosphere 1 match
  • Water Availability 1 match
  • Writing to Support the Theory of Plate Tectonics 1 match
  • Analyzing the Antarctic Ozone Hole 1 match
  • Analyzing Wetlands 1 match
  • Annotating Change in Satellite Images 1 match
  • Are Our Cities Warming the Earth? 1 match
  • Aura 1 match
  • Carbon 1 match
  • Envisioning Climate Change Using a Global Climate Model 1 match
  • Evidence 1 match
  • Exploring and Animating GOES Image 1 match
  • Exploring Regional Differences in Climate Change 1 match
  • GreenlandMelt 1 match
  • Investigating Earthquakes 1 match
  • Investigating Earthquakes 2 1 match
  • Investigating the Precipitation-Streamflow Relationship 1 match
  • Jules 1 match
  • Measuring Distance and Area in Satellite Images 1 match
  • MyMap 1 match
  • PMEL 1 match
  • Predicting Phytoplankton Bloom in the Gulf of Maine 1 match
  • Sea Floor 1 match
  • SeaIce 1 match
  • Seismic Wave Velocity 1 match
  • Using GLOBE Data to Study Earth's System 1 match

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Looking into Earth with GIS part of Earth Exploration Toolbook:Seismic Wave Velocity
DATA: Seismic Wave Model Output. TOOLS: My World GIS, Microsoft Excel. SUMMARY: Examine seismic wave data in a Geographic Information System (GIS). Analyze wave velocities to infer the depth of the crust-mantle boundary.

Exploring Characteristics of Wetlands part of Earth Exploration Toolbook:Analyzing Wetlands
DATA: Worldwide Wetlands Inventory. TOOL: Ramsar International Wetlands Data Gateway. SUMMARY: Learn about wetlands around the world. Perform a series of searches to identify wetland areas that need protection.

When is Dinner Served? Predicting the Spring Phytoplankton Bloom in the Gulf of Maine part of Earth Exploration Toolbook:Predicting Phytoplankton Bloom in the Gulf of Maine
DATA: Ocean Buoy Data, MODIS Images TOOLS: GoMOOS Online Graphing Tool - Learn about conditions that influence the spring phytoplankton bloom. Use an online graphing tool to predict the date of the bloom.

Exploring and Animating GOES Images part of Earth Exploration Toolbook:Exploring and Animating GOES Image
DATA: GOES Weather Images. TOOL: ImageJ. SUMMARY: Transform a time series of GOES images into an animation. Plot a storm track and determine storm speed.

Investigating Earthquakes with ArcExplorer GIS part of Earth Exploration Toolbook:Investigating Earthquakes 2
DATA: Recent and Historical Earthquake Data. TOOL: ArcExplorer Java Edition for Education GIS. SUMMARY: Explore earthquake data and import them into a Geographic Information System (GIS). Analyze the data to predict where the next big earthquake will occur.

Understanding Carbon Storage in Forests part of Earth Exploration Toolbook:GLOBECarbon
DATA: Forest Inventory and Analysis data, TOOLS: isee Player, Spreadsheet application. SUMMARY: Compare field collected data with results produced by a forest biomass model to understand the process and challenges scientists face when doing terrestrial carbon cycle research.

How Cities Affect Their Local Climate part of Earth Exploration Toolbook:Are Our Cities Warming the Earth?
DATA: GLOBE Program Surface Temperature. TOOL: My World GIS. SUMMARY: Explore the urban heat island effect using student collected surface temperature data. Subset large datasets, buffer others, examine spatial relationships, and gather statistics to investigate temperature differences in urban and rural school sites.

Water Availability part of Earth Exploration Toolbook:Water Availability
DATA: North American Regional Reanalysis (NARR). TOOL: FieldScope GIS. SUMMARY: Use an online GIS from the National Geographic Society, to investigate the relationship between precipitation, evaporation, and surface runoff.

Litter Retriever with a GPS Receiver part of Earth Exploration Toolbook:Litter Reliever with a GPS Receiver
DATA: GPS waypoints TOOL: GPS unit, Google Earth SUMMARY: Track litter in a park or public space with a GPS receiver. Then import the data into Google Earth and consider the ideal location for new trash receptacles.

Exploring NCAR Climate Change Data Using GIS part of Earth Exploration Toolbook:NCAR Climate Change Data with GIS
DATA: NCAR Climate Change Scenarios. TOOL: ArcGIS. SUMMARY: Calculate summer average temperatures during the growing season (June, July, and August) using simulated, present-day, climate-modeled output and compare these to temperatures calculated using projected, future, climate-modeled output. Create a temperature anomaly map to summarize the analysis.

Visualizing Carbon Pathways part of Earth Exploration Toolbook:Carbon
DATA: NASA Satellite Images TOOLS: ImageJ and Image Composite Explorer (ICE) of NASA Earth Observations (NEO). SUMMARY: Build animations of satellite data to illustrate and explore carbon pathways through the Earth system.

Exploring Regional Differences in Climate Change part of Earth Exploration Toolbook:Exploring Regional Differences in Climate Change
DATA: Climate Model Predictions TOOLS: EOS-Webster, Spreadsheet application SUMMARY: Produce and analyze graphs to compare climate predictions among U.S. states through the year 2100.

Evidence for Plate Tectonics part of Earth Exploration Toolbook:Evidence
DATA: Sea Floor Age, Volcano and Earthquake Distributions. TOOL: My World GIS. SUMMARY: Identify relationships among sea-floor age, earthquakes, and volcanoes to understand how they support the theory of plate tectonics.

Whither Arctic Sea Ice? part of Earth Exploration Toolbook:SeaIce
DATA: Sea Ice Images TOOLS: ImageJ, Spreadsheet application SUMMARY: Animate 30 years of sea ice images and measure the ice extent each year to produce a graph. Compare the ice extents to air temperatures.