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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 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. ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Hydrology, Atmospheric Science:Climatology

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

Exploring Temperature Change Caused by Greenhouse Gas Increases part of DataSheets
Model Description EdGCM is a suite of software that allows users to create, run, analyze, visualize and report on global climate model simulations via a user-friendly interface. Users can run pre-created ...

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

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 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 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 ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Geology and Geophysics, Biological, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Oceanography:Chemical, Physical

Exploring Geochemistry in the Classroom Using GEOROC Data part of DataSheets
The Geochemistry of Rocks of the Oceans and Continents (GEOROC) is a database that provides chemical and isotopic data for rocks, minerals, and melt/fluid inclusions. GEOROC data is from multiple geological ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Mineralogy, Geochemistry

Exploring Geochemistry in the Classroom Using MELTS Computational Tools part of 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 ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Mineralogy, Geochemistry

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

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



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