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Daisyworld: Stella Mac or PC part of 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 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

Sea Floor Spreading I part of Examples
In this introductory Excel tutorial (Activity I) students use Excel to explore the geodynamics model equation for ocean depth around a sea-floor spreading center. For students with no prior Excel experience.

Earth System Topics: Solid Earth, Oceans

Sea Floor Spreading II part of Examples
Students import ocean bathymetry data from text files, they then use Excel to graph these observations along with model prediction to assess the model's ability to simulated the observed topographic features of the North Atlantic.

Earth System Topics: Solid Earth, Oceans

Energy Balance Climate Model: Stella Mac and PC part of Examples
Students explore a Global Energy Balance Climate Model Using Stella II. Response of surface temperature to variations in solar input, atmospheric and surface albedo, atmospheric water vapor and carbon dioxide, volcanic eruptions, and mixed layer ocean depth. Climate feedbacks such as water vapor or ice-albedo can be turned on or off.

Earth System Topics: Climate, Atmosphere

Planck Radiation Laws: Excel; Mac or PC part of Examples
Students use an existing Excel workbook to investigate how spectral irradiance from a blackbody radiator depends on temperature, Excel Mac or PC

Earth System Topics: Atmosphere, Climate

Wave Superposition: Interactive On-line Mac and PC part of Examples
An Interactive JAVA environment to allow one to look at the linear superposition of up to 4 ocean waves

Earth System Topics: Oceans

Salmon Smolt: Stella PC and Mac part of Examples
The Stella Smolts Migration Model focuses on the spring migration of hatchery smolts to the ocean. It may be used to test the relative merits of barging fish or drawing down the reservoirs to help the smolts reach the ocean.

Earth System Topics: Human Dimensions:Resources, Biosphere

Fishing Game: Stella PC and Mac part of Examples
As manager in the fish and wildlife service you are charged with making policy regarding the management of a regional fishery.

Earth System Topics: Human Dimensions, Biosphere, Human Dimensions:Resources, Policy

Sun Path: Interactive On-line Mac or PC part of 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



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