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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

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

Climate Change and Atlantic Hurricanes: A GIS Inquiry
Chris Van de Ven, Albion College
Students make hypotheses about how hurricane numbers, locations, or intensities have been changing, and then use hurricane tracks, wind speed, barometric pressure, and dates to test their hypotheses.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity, Activities
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science: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

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

Hurricane Investigation
Melinda Huff, Northeastern Oklahoma Agricultural and Mech Coll
This is a simple homework assignment that will reinforce topics discussed in lecture as well as enabling students to search and analyze information on the web.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Writing Assignment, Activities
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Meteorology:Extreme weather, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Oceanography:Physical , Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Atmospheric circulation, Environmental Science:Energy

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

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

Student Lead Discussions: Articles from the Literature and Final Writing Assignment
Dave Dempsey, San Francisco State University
This is a two-stage assignment. The first stage is a student-led discussion of a set of closely related articles selected by the instructors from the climate change literature. The second stage is an 8-12 page ...

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities, :Writing Assignment, Classroom Activity
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climatology :Climate sensitivity and feedbacks, Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Environmental Science:Energy, Natural Hazards:Coastal Hazards, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, 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:Climatology :Atmospheric gases, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Energy, heat and temperature, Atmospheric circulation

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

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