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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 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 the Geology of Mars using Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter Data part of Datasheets
The Mars Orbital Laser Altimeter (MOLA) data set consists of two years of altimetry data on surface features on Mars. MOLA data sets are produced by the MOLA Science Team and archived by the Planetary Data Systems ...

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 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 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. ...

Exploring the Cryosphere Using Data from the National Snow and Ice Data Center part of Datasheets
The National Snow and Ice Data Center (more info) (NSIDC) maintains the Sea Ice Index (more info) , which consists of data showing trends and anomalies in monthly mean Arctic and Antarctic sea ice concentration ...

Exploring Geochemistry in the Classroom Using GEOROC Data part of Datasheets
The Geochemistry of Rocks of the Oceans and Continents (GEOROC) is a database that provides chemical and isotopic data for rocks, minerals, and melt/fluid inclusions. GEOROC data is from multiple geological ...

Exploring Geochemistry in the Classroom Using MELTS Computational Tools part of Datasheets
MELTS is a software package designed to facilitate thermodynamic modeling of phase equilibria in magmatic systems. Users can compute equilibrium phase relations for igneous systems over the temperature range ...