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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 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 ...

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 ...

Exploring Paleoclimatology in the Classroom Using Coral Radioisotope Data from Rarotonga Island in the South Pacific part of Datasheets
Coral Radioisotope Data from the Homepage for the World Data Center for Paleoclimatology (more info) provides users with access to atomic ratio data (Sr/Ca) and Sea Surface Temperature (SST) data for coral samples ...

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

Exploring Marine Conservation in the Classroom using Reef Environmental Education Foundation Data part of Datasheets
Accessing Fish Population Data from the Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) (more info) allows users to explore how REEF involves divers (experienced and novice) in marine conservation efforts by ...

Exploring Seismology in the Classroom Using the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program Data part of Datasheets
Earthquake Data from the USGS Earthquakes Hazards Program (EHP) provide data on global earthquakes for the last 7 days and highlights the history of earthquake occurrences around the world. Earthquakes are ...