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Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Cutting Edge:Data, Simulations and Models:Workshop 03:Activities
Mark Chandler Columbia University/NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. - EdGCM is a full-scale, 4-D, student-friendly, global climate model (GCM) that runs on inexpensive desktop computers, which allows ...

The Visualization Tool Kit (VTK) part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Data, Simulations and Models:Tool Sheets
An image created with the Visualization Toolkit showing ice surface velocity from a modeled collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Image by Chuck Anderson, Penn State University. submitted by Chuck Anderson, ...

How do polar and tropical ice cores correlate? part of Cutting Edge:Climate Change:Ideas for Teaching about Ice Cores
This activity was developed during the Teaching Climate Change Using Ice Core Data workshop, held in June 2008.Contributed by John Wehwiller, Tara Curtin, Thom Davis Topic: Timing of Climatic Shifts Course Type: ...

An ice-sheet modeling exercise: Theory, data, and the importance that the twain shall meet part of Cutting Edge:Climate Change:Ideas for Teaching about Ice Cores
This activity was developed during the Teaching Climate Change Using Ice Core Data workshop, held in June 2008.Contributed by: B. Parizek, M. Kelly, M. Ver, and C. Wilbur Topic: Modeling, ice-sheet physics, ...

Bipolar Climate Puzzler part of Cutting Edge:Climate Change:Ideas for Teaching about Ice Cores
This activity was developed during the Teaching Climate Change Using Ice Core Data workshop, held in June 2008.Contributors: Alan Ashworth, Lisa Doner, Kathy Licht, Warren Tomkiewicz Topic: Climate oscillations in ...

Laboratory for Ocean Color Users part of SERC Web Resource Collection

NASA's Laboratory for Ocean Color Users is intended to provide a guided pathway to aid in the utilization of ocean color data for oceanographic and environmental research. This site features learning ...

NASA Dataset: ERBE part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site features downloadable datasets for the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment. The Data Library is an extremely powerful tool that allows one to access, manipulate, and view a wide array of ...

TerraViva! World Resources part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This global data visualization software puts state-of-the-science environmental and socioeconomic data sets on the user's desktop and offers a quick look at complex issues through the rapid ...

USGS Bedform Sedimentology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site presents a collection of photographs, short movies, classifications, and computer-generated images for identifying various types of bedforms. Viewing of movies and 3D dynamic ...

University Navstar Consortium GPS Site Motion Vector/Crustal Velocity Archive part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The University Navstar Consortium (UNAVCO) Boulder facility has developed a Global Positioning System (GPS) Site Motion Vector Archive. Precise motions of points on the Earth, made with continuous or ...

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