Data Sources and Tools

These sites provide on-line or downloadable tools for visualizing or manipulating data or datasets that can be used in the classroom.




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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 ...

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 ...

Exploring Oceanographic Data in the Classroom Using the Laboratory for Ocean Color Users part of Datasheets
Data from NASA's Laboratory for Ocean Color Users is intended to provide a guided pathway to aid in the utilization of ocean color data for oceanographic and environmental research. Ocean color data provides ...

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: ...

Realtime equatorial Pacific Tao buoy data part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website provides realtime buoy data from an interactive map of NOAA TAO buoy locations. The TAO array is a major component of the El NiƱo/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Observing System, the ...

OSCAR: Ocean Surface Current Analyses part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The OSCAR Java-based program provides near-realtime ocean surface currents derived from satellite altimeter and scatterometer data. From this site, users can download data, and view interactive ...

MultiSpec part of SERC Web Resource Collection

MultiSpec is a freeware processing system for interactively analyzing Earth observational multispectral image data, such as that produced by the Landsat series of Earth satellites and hyperspectral ...

UniData: Integrated Data Viewer part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The Integrated Data Viewer (IDV) is a Java based software framework for analyzing and visualizing geoscience data. The IDV brings together the ability to display and work with satellite imagery, ...

Environmental Sustainability Index part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI) is a measure of overall progress towards environmental sustainability, developed for 142 countries. This site contains the downloadable 2002 ESI reports ...