Susan Kaspari

Geological Sciences

Central Washington University

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Unit 4: Measuring Ice Mass Changes: Vertical Bedrock GPS part of Understanding Our Changing Climate
This unit shows how GPS records of bedrock surface elevation may be used to monitor snow and ice loading/unloading on decadal and annual time scales. Students calculate secular trends in the GPS time series and ...

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Research project to consider how projected climate change will impact a region of interest to the student part of Climate Change:Activities
Students consult the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) chapters on climate projections and the primary scientific literature to write a research paper and present their results to the ...

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Susan Kaspari: Using Understanding Our Changing Climate in Climate Variability and Climate Change at Central Washington University part of Understanding Our Changing Climate
This module was used in an upper division- graduate level Geoscience course. The stakeholder analysis was conducted as a jigsaw activity with three groups conducting the stakeholder analysis for the Maldives, Bangladesh, and Southern California. The groups then presented to the class on the impacts and options for mitigating sea level rise. Ran as a jigsaw activity, the students saw the stark difference in the impacts of sea level rise on Bangladesh and Maldives in contrast to Southern California. This led to an interesting and lively conversation about who is causing climate change and sea level rise, who is being most impacted, and who is responsible for mitigating the impacts of climate change.