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Exploring Changes in Air Quality Using Aura Tropospheric NO2 Data part of Using Data in the Classroom:Datasheets
This site provides processed global data in image form illustrating tropospheric NO2 concentrations.
Exploring Aerosol Optical Thickness Using MODIS Satellite Imagery in NEO part of Using Data in the Classroom:Datasheets
"Aerosol Optical Thickness is the degree to which aerosols prevent the transmission of light" in the atmoshpere.1 "An aerosol optical thickness of less than 0.1 indicates a crystal clear sky with ...
Exploring atmospheric carbon monoxide (CO) concentration using MOPITT satellite imagery in NEO part of Using Data in the Classroom:Datasheets
Exploring Paleoclimatology in the Classroom Using Coral Radioisotope Data from Rarotonga Island in the South Pacific part of Using Data in the Classroom:Datasheets
Coral Radioisotope Data from the Homepage for the World Data Center for Paleoclimatology (more info) provides users with access to atomic ratio data (Sr/Ca) and Sea Surface Temperature (SST) data for coral samples ...
Exploring the Ocean Surface with Data from the Global Drifter Program part of Using Data in the Classroom:Datasheets
Buoy Data from the Global Drifter Program (more info) provide real-time and historical data for over 1000 global drifter buoys. Data monitored include buoy position and sea surface temperature (SST).
Exploring Seismology in the Classroom Using the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program Data part of Using Data in the Classroom:Datasheets
Earthquake Data from the USGS Earthquakes Hazards Program (EHP) provide data on global earthquakes for the last 7 days and highlights the history of earthquake occurrences around the world. Earthquakes are ...
Exploring Paleoclimatology in the Classroom using Vostok Ice Core Data part of Using Data in the Classroom:Datasheets
The Vostok research station is located near the center of the Antarctic ice sheet (78°S 106°E). Ice core samples taken at the Vostok station are used to collect data on historical carbon dioxide levels. ...
Exploring Geochemistry in the Classroom Using MELTS Computational Tools part of Using Data in the Classroom:Datasheets
MELTS is a software package designed to facilitate thermodynamic modeling of phase equilibria in magmatic systems. Users can compute equilibrium phase relations for igneous systems over the temperature range ...
Rocky Raccoon: Using Data to explore Carbon in the Rocky Mountains part of Using Data in the Classroom:Datasheets
The Rocky Mountain Regional Atmospheric Continuous CO2 Network (Rocky RACCOON) comprises two to three years of carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration data. The carbon dioxide data are gathered using the Autonomous ...
Exploring the Cryosphere Using Data from the National Snow and Ice Data Center part of Using Data in the Classroom:Datasheets
The National Snow and Ice Data Center (more info) (NSIDC) maintains the Sea Ice Index (more info) , which consists of data showing trends and anomalies in monthly mean Arctic and Antarctic sea ice concentration ...