Dave Dempsey

Earth & Climate Sciences, Earth & Climate Sciences (formally Geosciences)

San Francisco State University

Workshop Participant, Website Contributor

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Activities (6)

The Greenhouse Effect: Why is the Earth's Surface So Much Warmer than the Earth as Seen from Space? part of CLEAN:CLEAN Network:Teaching Materials
This activity is part of the community collection of teaching materials on climate and energy topics. These materials were submitted by faculty as part of the CLEAN Climate Workshop, held in June, 2011 and are not ...

On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Collection This activity is part of the On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Teaching Activities collection.
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Courses (2)

Our Dynamic Weather part of Introductory Courses:Virtual Workshop 2014:Course Descriptions
"Our Dynamic Weather" explores the nature of weather and how and why it changes. It describes how atmospheric scientists display and interpret weather information and use that information to identify ...

Planetary Climate Change part of Process of Science:Courses
What are weather and climate, how has climate changed in the past, how do we know, what causes climate to change, and how can we predict future climate? Planetary Climate Change explores scientists' current ...

Essay (1)

An Attempt at Assessment and Evaluation Using Portfolios part of Building Strong Departments:Workshops:Assessing Geoscience Programs:Participant Essays
Dave Dempsey, Department of Geosciences, San Francisco State University Our First Attempt In 2002-03, the faculty of San Francisco State University's Department of Geosciences, led by Karen Grove (former ...

Other Contributions (2)

Dave Dempsey part of Hurricanes-Climate Change Connection:Workshop 08:Participant Profiles
Dave Dempsey Geosciences San Francisco State University 1600 Holloway Avenue San Francisco, CA 94132 415.338.7716 415.338.7705 (fax) dempsey@sfsu.edu Activity: Student Lead Discussions: Articles from the Literature ...

A Concept Mapping Assessment of Climate Change Concepts part of Student Learning: Observing and Assessing:Activities
After a brief tutorial on hierarchical concept maps, we ask students in a course on planetary climate change to construct a hierarchical concept map about climate, prompted by several leading questions about climate, climate science, and climate change around which we (roughly) organize the course. We conduct this exercise at the beginning and end of the semester, score the concept maps (two scorers with results reconciled and averaged), and evaluate changes in the scores statistically.