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Originally developed for the NSDL Using Data in the Classroom portal, DataSheets concisely describe particular scientific data sets in a way that is useful to educators interested in teaching with the data. We've made the geoscience subset of DataSheets available here for you. To see the full interdisciplinary set, check out the Using Data site.


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Exploring USGS Peak Streamflow Data in the Classroom part of DataSheets
This real-time raw and processed streamflow data from over 7000 stream gauges nationwide is from the United States Geological Survey. The data are presented in a variety of formats including graphs, tables, ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Hydrology, Hydrology:Surface Water, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Floods/Fluvial Processes

Exploring Mote Marine Laboratory Oceanography Data in the Classroom part of DataSheets
Transect station data from the Phytoplankton Ecology Program at the Mote Marine Laboratory provide processed data in graphical form illustrating salinity, temperature, fluorescence, and density for a transect ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Physical , Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism

Exploring TOXMAP Data in the Classroom part of DataSheets
Accessing Environmental Toxicology Data at TOXMAP allows users to create and view maps of chemicals released into the air, ground, and water. Maps show the locations of facilities that have had chemical releases, ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Contaminant hydrology

Exploring the Ocean Surface with Data from the Global Drifter Program part of DataSheets
Buoy Data from the Global Drifter Program provide real-time and historical data for over 1000 global drifter buoys. Data monitored include buoy position and sea surface temperature (SST).

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Oceanography, Oceanography:Physical , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology

Exploring Aerosol Optical Thickness Using MODIS Satellite Imagery in NEO part of 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 ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality:Smog, Dust and Particulates, Pollutants, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Atmospheric circulation, Environmental Science:Air Quality:Smog, Dust and Particulates, Pollutants

Exploring atmospheric carbon monoxide (CO) concentration using MOPITT satellite imagery in NEO part of DataSheets

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality:Smog, Dust and Particulates, Pollutants, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Atmospheric circulation, Environmental Science:Air Quality:Smog, Dust and Particulates, Pollutants

Utilizing National Wetland Inventory (NWI) shape file datasets for import into MyWorld part of DataSheets
The NWI provides data in ESRI Shape file format. The datasets are queried by state and 100K or 25K USGS quadrangle. Data fields include freshwater emergent wetland, freshwater forested/shrub wetland, freshwater ...

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Wetlands, Geoscience:Hydrology, Environmental Science:Land Use and Planning

Exploring Sea Ice Data from Satellites part of DataSheets
The browse and summary data provide imagery of monthly sea ice conditions and anomalies, as well as text files with monthly total extent and area values. The raw data are 2-dimensional gridded fields with daily ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Anthropogenic causes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Anthropogenic causes

Rocky Raccoon: Using Data to explore Carbon in the Rocky Mountains part of 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 ...

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change

Exploring inter-annual variability of budburst using GLOBE data part of DataSheets
The site provides GLOBE data in tabular form for budburst dates, maximum and minimum air temperatures, and other environmental data from GLOBE schools. Click the image on the right to see the annual profile of ...

Subject: Geoscience: Biology, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change

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