Vostok Ice Core Lab Activity

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University

This site from Columbia provides a lab activity that introduces students to Vostok ice core data. Students will examine the changes of temperature, carbon dioxide, methane, and dust as a function of depth and age in order to answer questions about conditions during the last glacial maximum and glacial/interglacial changes.

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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change
Climate Literacy Principles: Natural Variability and Change, Complex Interactions, Sun Drives Earth System:Greenhouse Effect, UV, Infrared, Energy Balance, The Nature of Science:Observational Data
Topics: Climate