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GeoMapApp part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Data, Simulations and Models:Tool Sheets
Submitted by Andrew Goodwillie, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory General description GeoMapApp, a free Java(tm)-based tool which works on any type of computer, allows a broad range of geoscience data sets (digital ...

Dynamic Digital Maps part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Data, Simulations and Models:Tool Sheets
submitted by Christopher D. Condit, University of Massachusetts Amherst General Description A Dynamic Digital Map (DDM) is a computer program that provides a framework for displaying the high quality color maps of ...

Google SketchUp part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Data, Simulations and Models:Tool Sheets
submitted by Jaime Toro, West Virginia University General Description SketchUp is a 3D drawing tool designed primarily for architectural applications, however with a little bit of ingenuity it can be used to make ...

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 ...

Bring it home: Evidence of abrupt climate change 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: Laurel Godell, Jeff Niemitz, Dallas Rhodes, Cathy Whitlock, Kathy Ellis Topic: Abrupt ...

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 ...

Provisional Real-time Stream-flow Data part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This USGS website provides real-time and historical stream-flow data from the major rivers draining Yellowstone National Park. Data from thirteen gaging stations within and around the Park can be ...

Recent Earthquakes in the Intermountain West part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website provides up-to-date information on recent earthquakes in the Intermountain West, including the greater Yellowstone area. Earthquakes for the past 7 days are shown. Symbols on the map ...