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Sea Ice Index part of Cutting Edge:Data, Simulations and Models:Tool Sheets
submitted by Walt Meier, National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado, Boulder General Description The Sea Ice Index (more info) is a collection of data and tools to examine sea ice trends and data. ...

Exploring Temperature Change Caused by Greenhouse Gas Increases part of Datasheets
Model Description EdGCM is a suite of software that allows users to create, run, analyze, visualize and report on global climate model simulations via a user-friendly interface. Users can run pre-created ...

The Visualization Tool Kit (VTK) part of Cutting Edge: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, ...

Exploring inter-annual variability of budburst using GLOBE data part of Datasheets
The site provides GLOBE data in tabular form for budburst dates, maximum and minimum air temperatures, and other environmental data from GLOBE schools. Click the image on the right to see the annual profile of ...

Exploring NASA Aerosol Data in the Classroom part of Datasheets
NEO gives access to georeferenced NASA satellite imagery and provides the means for easy export into other browsers (like GoogleEarth) or analytic tools (like ImageJ or ICE). The site also contains the MODIS Blue Marble, which is a series of monthly true-color global composite images.

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 ...

Decision Making Using GIS Climate Change Simulation Data part of Datasheets
GIS Climate Change Scenarios project is conducted by the NCAR GIS Initiative and intended to serve a community of GIS users interested in global climate change. This GIS data portal provides access to free global ...

Exploring Changes in Air Quality Using Aura Tropospheric NO2 Data part of Datasheets
This site provides processed global data in image form illustrating tropospheric NO2 concentrations.

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 ...

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