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.Help
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Exploring the Ocean Surface with Data from the Global Drifter Program part of 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 Paleoclimatology in the Classroom using Vostok Ice Core Data part of 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 Paleoclimatology in the Classroom Using Coral Radioisotope Data from Rarotonga Island in the South Pacific part of 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Exploring NASA Aerosol Data in the Classroom part of DataSheets
NEO gives access to georeferenced NASA satellite imagery and provides the means for easy export into other browsers (like GoogleEarth) or analytic tools (like ImageJ or ICE). The site also contains the MODIS Blue Marble, which is a series of monthly true-color global composite images.
Exploring Oceanography in the Classroom Using Data from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute part of DataSheets
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) provides near real-time, quality controlled, oceanographic data in many places on it's website. Four of the main datasets include: mooring, mapping, MUSE ...
Exploring Changes in Air Quality Using Aura Tropospheric NO2 Data part of 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 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 ...