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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 the Applications of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Data part of DataSheets
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Data is the only satellite imagery that can be acquired at any time of the day or night and during adverse weather conditions. Available SAR products include: full-resolution (25 m) ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodesy

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

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

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

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

Decision Making Using GIS Climate Change Simulation Data part of DataSheets
GIS Climate Change Scenarios project is conducted by the NCAR GIS Initiative and intended to serve a community of GIS users interested in global climate change. This GIS data portal provides access to free global ...

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

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

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.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :El Nino/La Nina

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, Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change

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.

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

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