C. Eakin, David Anderson, Connie Woodhouse, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Paleoclimatology Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Paleoclimatology Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Paleoclimatology Program
This site offers information on two aspects of paleoclimatology, North American drought and global warming. Each topic is addressed via a narrative background (The Story) and instrumental and paleoclimatic data (The Data). The section entitled North American Drought: A Paleo Perspective, describes drought in the historical and paleoclimatic records and is designed to help educate, inform and highlight the history and importance of drought as well as to show how paleoclimate research relates to drought and other important issues of climate variability and change. Drought data is categorized by four major time periods and includes an Appendix of Drought Reconstruction Data Sets. The section entitled A Paleo Perspective...On Global Warming, describes the importance of paleoclimate research in its relation to global warming and other climate variability and change. The data section offers a comprehensive look at the instrumental and paleoclimatic data that tells us how the Earth's temperature has changed over the millennia. There are also links to other global warming sites and an image gallery.
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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology Grade Level: High School (9-12), College Upper (15-16), Middle (6-8), College Lower (13-14) Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change