Dave Dempsey

Earth & Climate Sciences

San Francisco State University

Workshop Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Activities (6)

Student Lead Discussions: Articles from the Literature and Final Writing Assignment part of Cutting Edge:Hurricanes-Climate Change Connection:Activities
This is a two-stage assignment. The first stage is a student-led discussion of a set of closely related articles selected by the instructors from the climate change literature. The second stage is an 8-12 page ...

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Lab Activity: Earth's Energy Budget and the Greenhouse Effect part of Process of Science:Examples
"Earth's Energy Budget and the Greenhouse Effect" is a lab activity in which students use computers and scientific applications software to access, display, describe, analyze, and interpret global, climate-related data sets related to the earth's energy budget and the greenhouse effect.

What is the Earth's Average Temperature? part of CLEAN:Community:Teaching Materials
This activity is part of the community collection of teaching materials on climate and energy topics. These materials were submitted by faculty as part of the CLEAN Climate Workshop, held in June, 2011 and are not ...

Activity Suite: How Does The Greenhouse Effect Influence Global Temperature? part of CLEAN:Community:Teaching Materials
This activity is part of the community collection of teaching materials on climate and energy topics. These materials were submitted by faculty as part of the CLEAN Climate Workshop, held in June, 2011 and are not ...

The Greenhouse Effect: Why is the Earth's Surface So Much Warmer than the Earth as Seen from Space? part of CLEAN:Community:Teaching Materials
This activity is part of the community collection of teaching materials on climate and energy topics. These materials were submitted by faculty as part of the CLEAN Climate Workshop, held in June, 2011 and are not ...

Scientific logic: An application to meteorological observations part of Process of Science:Examples
A sample question/problem in which students are asked to apply the logic of scientific evidence to statements about weather patterns, based on observations on a typical surface weather map.

Courses (2)

Our Dynamic Weather part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Virtual Workshop 2014:Course Descriptions
"Our Dynamic Weather" explores the nature of weather and how and why it changes. It describes how atmospheric scientists display and interpret weather information and use that information to identify ...

Planetary Climate Change part of Process of Science:Courses
What are weather and climate, how has climate changed in the past, how do we know, what causes climate to change, and how can we predict future climate? Planetary Climate Change explores scientists' current ...

Essay (1)

An Attempt at Assessment and Evaluation Using Portfolios part of Building Strong Geoscience Departments:Workshops:Assessing Geoscience Programs:Participant Essays
Dave Dempsey, Department of Geosciences, San Francisco State University Our First Attempt In 2002-03, the faculty of San Francisco State University's Department of Geosciences, led by Karen Grove (former ...