DataSheets

Originally developed for the NSDL Using Data in the Classroom portal, DataSheets concisely describe particular scientific data sets in a way that is useful to educators interested in teaching with the data. We've made the geoscience subset of DataSheets available here for you. To see the full interdisciplinary set, check out the Using Data site.


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Exploring Aerosol Optical Thickness Using MODIS Satellite Imagery in NEO part of 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: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality:Smog, Environmental Science:Air Quality:Pollutants, Smog, Dust and Particulates, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality:Pollutants, Dust and Particulates, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Atmospheric circulation

Exploring Geochemistry in the Classroom Using MELTS Computational Tools part of 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: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Mineralogy, Geochemistry

Exploring Paleoclimatology in the Classroom using Vostok Ice Core Data part of DataSheets
The Vostok research station is located near the center of the Antarctic ice sheet (78°S 106°E). Ice core samples taken at the Vostok station are used to collect data on historical carbon dioxide levels. ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Hydrology, Atmospheric Science, Atmospheric Science:Climatology

Exploring Temperature Change Caused by Greenhouse Gas Increases part of DataSheets
Model Description EdGCM is a suite of software that allows users to create, run, analyze, visualize and report on global climate model simulations via a user-friendly interface. Users can run pre-created ...

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

Decision Making Using GIS Climate Change Simulation Data part of 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: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Global change modeling, Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climate Change:Global change modeling

Utilizing National Wetland Inventory (NWI) shape file datasets for import into MyWorld part of 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: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Land Use and Planning, Water Quality and Quantity:Wetlands, Geoscience:Hydrology

Exploring Geochemistry in the Classroom Using GEOROC Data part of DataSheets
The Geochemistry of Rocks of the Oceans and Continents (GEOROC) is a database that provides chemical and isotopic data for rocks, minerals, and melt/fluid inclusions. GEOROC data is from multiple geological ...

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

Exploring the Geology of Mars using Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter Data part of DataSheets
The Mars Orbital Laser Altimeter (MOLA) data set consists of two years of altimetry data on surface features on Mars. MOLA data sets are produced by the MOLA Science Team and archived by the Planetary Data Systems ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Images/Maps/Visualizations, Physics:Astronomy, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Missions/Data Acquisition, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Structural Visualizations

Exploring USGS Peak Streamflow Data in the Classroom part of DataSheets
This real-time raw and processed streamflow data from over 7000 stream gauges nationwide is from the United States Geological Survey. The data are presented in a variety of formats including graphs, tables, ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Hydrology, Hydrology:Surface Water, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Floods/Fluvial Processes

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 ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Structural Geology:Geophysics and Structural Geology