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Sea Ice Index part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Data, Simulations and Models:Tool Sheets
submitted by Walt Meier, National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado, Boulder General Description The Sea Ice Index is a collection of data and tools to examine sea ice trends and data. It includes ...

Exploring inter-annual variability of budburst using GLOBE data part of Datasheets
The site provides GLOBE data in tabular form for budburst dates, maximum and minimum air temperatures, and other environmental data from GLOBE schools. Click the image on the right to see the annual profile of ...

NERC Foliar Chemistry Database part of Datasheets
This interactive site provides access to a large database of foliar chemistry for the northeastern US. The elements and compounds in the databse are Ca, Al, Mg, Mn, P, K, Sr, nitrogen, lignin, cellulose, hydrogen, ...

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 ...

Exploring Forest Extent, Composition and C Storage using US Forest Inventory and Analysis Data & Reports part of Datasheets
1987, 1992, 1997 data on U.S. forest acreage, ownership, carbon stock, and change in carbon stock by state/region and forest type. For 2002, forest age by region, and the above categories.

Rocky Raccoon: Using Data to explore Carbon in the Rocky Mountains part of Datasheets
The Rocky Mountain Regional Atmospheric Continuous CO2 Network (Rocky RACCOON) comprises two to three years of carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration data. The carbon dioxide data are gathered using the Autonomous ...

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, ...

Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Cutting Edge:Data, Simulations and Models:Workshop 03:Activities
Mark Chandler Columbia University/NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. - EdGCM is a full-scale, 4-D, student-friendly, global climate model (GCM) that runs on inexpensive desktop computers, which allows ...

Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Cutting Edge:Data, Simulations and Models:Workshop 03:Activities
Tamara Shapiro Ledley TERC - The Earth Exploration Toolbook (EET) provides step-by-step instructions for using Earth science datasets and software tools in educational settings. Each chapter of the EET walks users ...

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