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Is There a Trend in Hurricane Number or Intensity?
Todd Ellis, SUNY College at Oneonta
This lab guides students through an examination of the hurricane record to determine if there is a trend in hurricane intensity over the past 40 years and introduces some issues related to statistics and ...

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Project, Activities
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Environmental Science:Energy, Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Energy, heat and temperature, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change

Consequences of Modern Energy Use: A Remote Sensing analysis of the gulf oil spill using ArcGIS software.
Jared Beeton, Adams State College
Students download satellite imagery and conduct a remote sensing analysis of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill using ArcGIS software.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity
Subject: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Point Source Pollution, Environmental Science:Waste:Toxic and Hazardous Wastes:Organic Chemicals, Environmental Science:Oceans and Coastal Resources, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Resources, Geoscience:Oceanography, Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels

Exploring the Link between Hurricanes and Climate using GCM Results
Cindy Shellito, University of Northern Colorado
This activity requires students to examine global climate model output available online and consider the potential impact of global warming on tropical cyclone initiation and evolution. As a follow-up, students ...

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities, :Classroom Activity
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climate Change:Global change modeling, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Climate sensitivity and feedbacks, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric gases, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Oceanography:Physical , Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Global change modeling, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Environmental Science:Energy, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Clouds and precipitation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Atmospheric circulation, Energy, heat and temperature

Hurricane Tracking
Lisa Doner, Plymouth State University
This is a homework assignment that focuses student attention on ongoing hurricane/tropical storm development, often during the height of hurricane season. The students are directed to a web site (I like ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Writing Assignment, Problem Set, Activities
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Air masses and fronts, Winds, Clouds and precipitation, Forecasting, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Environmental Science:Energy, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air pressure, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change

Investigating the Effect of Warmer Temperatures on Hurricanes
Serena Poli, Eastern Michigan University
Students investigate the link between ocean temperatures and hurricane intensity, analyze instrumental and historical data and speculate on possible future changes.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Activities
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climatology :Climate sensitivity and feedbacks, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Atmospheric circulation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Oceanography:Physical , Ocean-Climate Interactions, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Environmental Science:Energy, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Energy, heat and temperature, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation

Tropical Cyclones and Global Change
Jenni Evans, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
This is a full semester project focusing on tropical cyclones and climate change for my undergraduate tropical meteorology class. It consists of five parts, outlined below.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Writing Assignment, Classroom Activity, Activities, :Project
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Climate sensitivity and feedbacks, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Environmental Science:Energy, Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Atmospheric circulation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Energy, heat and temperature

Visualizing Carbon Pathways
LuAnn Dahlman; Ali Whitmer; Bruce Caron, New Media Research Institute; David Herring; Ray Tschillard
DATA: NASA Satellite Images TOOLS: ImageJ and Image Composite Explorer (ICE) of NASA Earth Observations (NEO). SUMMARY: Build animations of satellite data to illustrate and explore carbon pathways through the Earth system.

Resource Type: Activities: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Computer Applications, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities, Activities:Classroom Activity, Classroom Activity:Process Oriented Guided Inquiry, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Tools
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Biology:Ecology, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Carbon capture & storage, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Carbon capture & storage, Environmental Science:Energy:Carbon Capture & Storage

Making Sustainable Business Decisions In Four Different Industries and Their Effect on People (Social), Planet (Environment), and Profit (Economics)
Walt White
The student will gain a better understanding of "Global Warming" and the "Triple Bottom Line" by viewing the first two videos. Further the CEO2 game will introduce many new ideas/options that specific industries have to select from in achieving their desired corporate/company goals.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Discussion, Project:Investigative Case Studies, Independent Research, Activities:Project, Activities, :Classroom Activity:Short Activity, Activities:Writing Assignment, Supplement:Activity, Supplement
Subject: Environmental Science:Policy, Environmental Science, Chemistry:General Chemistry:Thermodynamics, Environmental Science:Policy:Energy Policy, Environmental Ethics/Values, Local Policy, Environmental Decision-Making, Environmental Economics, Chemistry:General Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics:Education Practices:Pedagogy, Physics:Education Practices, Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics, Education Practices:Instructional Material Design, Active Learning, Chemistry:Environmental Chemistry, Chemistry, Physics:Education Foundations:Societal Issues, Environmental Science:Policy:State Policy, US National Policy, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Global change modeling, Impacts of climate change, Public policy, Greenhouse gas emissions, Greenhouse effect, Climate feedbacks, Natural causes, Anthropogenic causes, Mitigation of climate change, Carbon capture & storage, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Environmental Science:Ecosystems, Policy:Global Policy, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Habitats, Biodiversity, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Recent climate data, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Ecology, Psychology, Sociology, Mathematics:Statistics:Statistical Inference and Techniques:Estimation Principles:Interpretation of Confidence Levels, Mathematics:Statistics:Statistical Inference and Techniques:Estimation Principles, Mathematics:Statistics:Statistical Inference and Techniques, Data Presentation, Data Collection, Data Collection:Observational Studies, Data Management and Organization:Missing Data, Mathematics:Statistics:Data Collection:Data Management and Organization, Mathematics:Statistics:Probability:Elementary Probability, Multivariate Distributions, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Resources, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Natural causes, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:History and evolution of Earth's climate, Mathematics, :Statistics:Probability:Simulation, Mathematics:Statistics:Probability, Mathematics:Statistics, Statistics:Data Collection:Observational Studies:Study Bias Issues, Longitudinal, Economics:Macro policy, International, Quantitative, Micro policy, Markets, Business, Economics:Micro, Macro, Behavioral/Game Theory, Finance, American Studies, Health Sciences, Computer Science, English, Political Science, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Sea Level Change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Carbon capture & storage, Recent climate data, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climate Change:Mitigation of climate change, Public policy , Global change modeling, Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Computer Modeling, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Geoscience:Hydrology, Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Water/Ice, Atmosphere/Climate, Geoscience:Oceanography, Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Geoscience:Geology, Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Greenhouse gas emissions, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:El Nino, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Global energy balance, Atmospheric gases, Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality, Geography, :Physical, Human/Cultural, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Evolution of climate and atmosphere, Climate sensitivity and feedbacks, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Climate feedbacks, Anthropogenic causes, History and evolution of Earth's climate, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Climatology :Hydrologic cycle, Regional climates, Geoscience, :Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Greenhouse effect, Environmental Science:Human Population:Nutrition and Famine, Developing/Developed Countries, Environmental Science:Human Population, Land Use and Planning:Industrialization, Environmental Science:Oceans and Coastal Resources, Waste, Oceans and Coastal Resources:Fisheries, Environmental Science:Sustainability, Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Drought, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Ozone depletion, Education:Faculty Development, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather, Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, tornadoes, Environmental Science:Waste:Toxic and Hazardous Wastes, Environmental Science:Forest Resources:Deforestation, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Air Quality, Energy:Renewable & Alternative Energy, Biology, :Diversity, Education, Biology:Ecology, Environmental Science:Waste:Waste Solid :Industrial Waste, Environmental Science:Energy:Efficiency and Energy Conservation, Fossil Fuels, Environmental Science:Energy, Energy:Energy Principles , Energy Policy , Carbon Capture & Storage, Energy Infrastructure

Question of the Day: ANWR Drilling Policy
ANWR Drilling Policy Debate (Acrobat (PDF) 118kB Jun16 04) Activity Sheet and Reading The author's calculations yield the following: An average US car mileage increase of five miles per gallon would reduce oil ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity
Subject: Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels, , Environmental Science:Energy:Efficiency and Energy Conservation

Tropical Cyclones, Sea Surface Temperature, and Beyond
Danielle Schmitt, Princeton University
The activity will use historical data of sea surface temperature and tropical cyclone origin and/or tracks to identify trends. Students use Arc GIS to explore projected SST changes and predict areas where tropical ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities, :Lab Activity
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Winds, Air pressure, Clouds and precipitation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Environmental Science:Energy, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Atmospheric circulation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Climate sensitivity and feedbacks, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Energy, heat and temperature

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