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POSC 120, 233, 263, and 265 part of Workshops:Class Assignments
POSC 120, 263, and 265 Instructor: Al Montero Political Science Course Descriptions POSC 120: Comparative Political Regimes An introduction to the fundamentals of government and the variety of ways politics is ...

GeoMapApp part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Data, Simulations and Models:Tool Sheets
Submitted by Andrew Goodwillie, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory General description GeoMapApp, a free Java(tm)-based tool which works on any type of computer, allows a broad range of geoscience data sets (digital ...

Dynamic Digital Maps part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Data, Simulations and Models:Tool Sheets
submitted by Christopher D. Condit, University of Massachusetts Amherst General Description A Dynamic Digital Map (DDM) is a computer program that provides a framework for displaying the high quality color maps of ...

Google SketchUp part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Data, Simulations and Models:Tool Sheets
submitted by Jaime Toro, West Virginia University General Description SketchUp is a 3D drawing tool designed primarily for architectural applications, however with a little bit of ingenuity it can be used to make ...

Google Earth part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Data, Simulations and Models:Tool Sheets
submitted by Glenn Richard, Stony Brook University General Description Google Earth is a virtual globe that enables users to pan and zoom to any location on Earth to view satellite and aerial imagery, map ...

Exploring Sea Ice Data from Satellites part of Datasheets
The browse and summary data provide imagery of monthly sea ice conditions and anomalies, as well as text files with monthly total extent and area values. The raw data are 2-dimensional gridded fields with daily ...

Exploring Forest Extent, Composition and C Storage using US Forest Inventory and Analysis Data & Reports part of Datasheets
1987, 1992, 1997 data on U.S. forest acreage, ownership, carbon stock, and change in carbon stock by state/region and forest type. For 2002, forest age by region, and the above categories.

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 ...

Exploring the Ocean Surface with Data from the Global Drifter Program part of Datasheets
Buoy Data from the Global Drifter Program provide real-time and historical data for over 1000 global drifter buoys. Data monitored include buoy position and sea surface temperature (SST).

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. ...

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