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Sea Ice Index part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching: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 is a collection of data and tools to examine sea ice trends and data. It includes ...

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 ...

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 ...

NERC Foliar Chemistry Database part of Datasheets
This interactive site provides access to a large database of foliar chemistry for the northeastern US. The elements and compounds in the databse are Ca, Al, Mg, Mn, P, K, Sr, nitrogen, lignin, cellulose, hydrogen, ...

Utilizing National Wetland Inventory (NWI) shape file datasets for import into MyWorld part of Datasheets
The NWI provides data in ESRI Shape file format. The datasets are queried by state and 100K or 25K USGS quadrangle. Data fields include freshwater emergent wetland, freshwater forested/shrub wetland, freshwater ...

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 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.

Rocky Raccoon: Using Data to explore Carbon in the Rocky Mountains part of Datasheets
The Rocky Mountain Regional Atmospheric Continuous CO2 Network (Rocky RACCOON) comprises two to three years of carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration data. The carbon dioxide data are gathered using the Autonomous ...

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.

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