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Interpreting recent carbon dioxide data part of Climate Change:Activities
This activity engages students in viewing and downloading web-accessed data sets to examine latitudinal trends in CO2 over (recent) time and to interpret a time series of CO2 data from a selected location.

An ice-sheet modeling exercise: Theory, data, and the importance that the twain shall meet part of Climate Change:Ideas for Teaching about Ice Cores
This activity was developed during the Teaching Climate Change Using Ice Core Data workshop, held in June 2008.Contributed by: B. Parizek, M. Kelly, M. Ver, and C. Wilbur Topic: Modeling, ice-sheet physics, ...

Bring it home: Evidence of abrupt climate change part of Climate Change:Ideas for Teaching about Ice Cores
This activity was developed during the Teaching Climate Change Using Ice Core Data workshop, held in June 2008.Contributors: Laurel Godell, Jeff Niemitz, Dallas Rhodes, Cathy Whitlock, Kathy Ellis Topic: Abrupt ...

Bipolar Climate Puzzler part of Climate Change:Ideas for Teaching about Ice Cores
This activity was developed during the Teaching Climate Change Using Ice Core Data workshop, held in June 2008.Contributors: Alan Ashworth, Lisa Doner, Kathy Licht, Warren Tomkiewicz Topic: Climate oscillations in ...

Rogers Atlas of Rocks in Thin Section part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site comprises more than 100 images of whole petrographic thin sections, mostly in paired plane- and polarized-light views. Images are hosted at gigapan.com, and most are >20,000 ...

Strategic Toolkit: Strategies for Effecting Gender Equity and Institutional Change part of Accelerating Systemic Change Network:Resources
Strategic Toolkit: Strategies for Effecting Gender Equity and Institutional Change The Toolkit includes 13 Strategic Intervention Briefs that each explain a specific intervention to foster change for greater ...

POSC 120, 233, 263, and 265 part of Workshops:Class Assignments
POSC 120, 263, and 265 Instructor: Al Montero Political Science Course Descriptions POSC 120: Comparative Political Regimes An introduction to the fundamentals of government and the variety of ways politics is ...

Google Earth Blog: Great collection of resources for the Fukushima power plant part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Google Earth blog entry features a single network link from Valery Hronusov devoted to the Fukushima power plant. The file is packed with information about the plant -- photo overlays, 3D ...

Nuclear Fission Simulation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

A PhET simulation showing nuclear fission. Companion activities are linked from the simulation page.

The Visualization Tool Kit (VTK) part of Data, Simulations and Models:Tool Sheets
An image created with the Visualization Toolkit showing ice surface velocity from a modeled collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Image by Chuck Anderson, Penn State University. submitted by Chuck Anderson, ...