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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, Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Atmospheric circulation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Oceanography:Physical , Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Environmental Science:Energy, Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Energy, heat and temperature, Extreme weather

Gulf Stream Heat Budget and Europe
Warren Tomkiewicz, Plymouth State University
Student groups are presented a problem scenario to research and make recommendations, predictions, and a resolution of the problem based on data and visualizations.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Project:Investigative Case Studies, Activities:Writing Assignment
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Climate sensitivity and feedbacks, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Climate feedbacks, Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Climate feedbacks

What is the fate of CO2 produced by fossil fuel combustion?
Paul Quay
A box model is used to simulate the build up of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere during the industrial era and predict the future increase in atmospheric CO2 levels during the next century.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Problem Set, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Tools
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Greenhouse effect, Global change modeling, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Climate sensitivity and feedbacks, Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Atmospheric gases, Geoscience:Oceanography, Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Climate feedbacks, Biology, Geoscience:Oceanography:Ocean-Climate Interactions, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Global change modeling, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Climate Change:Climate feedbacks, Greenhouse effect

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

Marine Noise Pollution Silent Socratic Dialogue
David Kobilka, Central Lakes College-Brainerd
In this Oceanography activity, students learn about the history of marine noise pollution and its effects on marine life, particularly cetaceans. The activity concludes with a paired debate using the Silent Socratic Dialogue method.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Activities
Subject: Environmental Science:Policy, Geoscience:Oceanography

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

Exploring Ocean Resources in Our Everyday Lives
Janelle Sikorski, Miami University-Oxford
Students are asked to keep a food diary for 24 hours and then asked to analyze the products they consumed in terms of the ocean resources needed to make and deliver that product. This assignment was designed to ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities, :Writing Assignment, Project
Subject: Environmental Science:Oceans and Coastal Resources, Geoscience:Oceanography, Oceanography:Marine Resources

Question of the Day: Efficiency of Food Production
The figure below shows a simple food chain for land production. How much solar energy does a vegetarian utilize when eating 1,000 calories of plant material? Use the information from the figure to calculate this. ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity
Subject: Biology:Ecology:Principles, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Ecology, Education

Using Google Earth to measure seacliff erosion rates
Alfred Hochstaedter, Monterey Peninsula College
This lab uses Google Earth to measure the rate of seacliff retreat. It touches upon coastal processes, natural hazards, and coastal management issues. The central focus of the lab is in the Monterey Bay area.

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Resource Type: Activities: Activities, :Lab Activity
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Physical

Case Study: Coastal Stabilization Structures
Al Trujillo, Palomar College
This ocean activity is used to help students analyze different solutions to a real-world case study of the problem of using various coastal stabilization structures. It is intended to be used as a small group ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Activities
Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Environmental Science:Policy, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Policy, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Coastal-zone


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