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The Modern Atmospheric CO2 Record part of Examples
Students compare carbon dioxide (CO2) data from Mauna Loa Observatory, Barrow (Alaska), and the South Pole over the past 40 years to help them better understand what controls atmospheric CO2.

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Greenhouse effect, Paleoclimate records, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric gases, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Greenhouse gas emissions, Biology, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Climate Change:Greenhouse gas emissions, Greenhouse effect, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Atmospheric structure and composition, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records
Quantitative Skills: Graphs

Sun Spot Analysis part of Examples
Introductory students use Excel to graph monthly mean Greenwich sunspot numbers from 1749 to 2004 and perform a spectral analysis of the data using the free software program "Spectra".

Subject: Physics:Astronomy, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Solar and terrestrial radiation
Quantitative Skills: Fourier Series, Spectral Analysis, Differential Equations and Integrals, Probability and Statistics:Describing Data Distribution, Graphs

Using Mass Balance to Understand Atmospheric CFCs part of Examples
Students use an interactive online mass balance model help understand the observed levels of chlorofluorocarbon CFC-12 over the recent past.

Subject: Environmental Science:Policy:Global Policy, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Atmospheric structure and composition, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Ozone depletion
Quantitative Skills: Probability and Statistics:Describing Data Distribution, Graphs, Models and Modeling