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A Data Sheet concisely describes a particular scientific data set in a way that is useful to educators interested in teaching with the data set. Data Sheets highlight the connections between data sets and specific topics in science; they explicate how to acquire the data and include (when available) links to classroom activities that use the data. More information about Data Sheets.


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Exploring Aerosol Optical Thickness Using MODIS Satellite Imagery in NEO part of Using Data in the Classroom: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 ...

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality:Smog, Dust and Particulates, Pollutants, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Atmospheric circulation, Environmental Science:Air Quality:Smog, Dust and Particulates, Pollutants

Exploring atmospheric carbon monoxide (CO) concentration using MOPITT satellite imagery in NEO part of Using Data in the Classroom:Datasheets

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality:Smog, Dust and Particulates, Pollutants, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Atmospheric circulation, Environmental Science:Air Quality:Smog, Dust and Particulates, Pollutants

Exploring Changes in Air Quality Using Aura Tropospheric NO2 Data part of Using Data in the Classroom:Datasheets
This site provides processed global data in image form illustrating tropospheric NO2 concentrations.

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :El Nino/La Nina

Utilizing National Wetland Inventory (NWI) shape file datasets for import into MyWorld part of Using Data in the Classroom: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 ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Wetlands, Geoscience:Hydrology, Environmental Science:Land Use and Planning

NERC Foliar Chemistry Database part of Using Data in the Classroom: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, ...

Subject: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Environmental Science:Forest Resources:Deforestation, Chemistry

Decision Making Using GIS Climate Change Simulation Data part of Using Data in the Classroom: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 ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Global change modeling, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climate Change:Global change modeling, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change

Rocky Raccoon: Using Data to explore Carbon in the Rocky Mountains part of Using Data in the Classroom: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 ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change

Exploring the Applications of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Data part of Using Data in the Classroom:Datasheets
This DataSheet was prepared by Aleshia Mueller in collaboration with Charles Burrows, Claude Duguay, Melanie Engram, Carlos Rios, and Anton Sommer. The Dataset Use and Relevance Use in ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodesy

Footprints on the Moon: Planning the Next Mission to the Moon part of Using Data in the Classroom:Datasheets
This data is from the Clementine Lunar Mission. Data is available as images and is searchable by latitude and longitude. Users can adjust the image scale. Students will also make use of mineral maps from The ...

Exploring Geochemistry in the Classroom Using MELTS Computational Tools part of Using Data in the Classroom: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 ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Geochemistry, Mineralogy

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