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AURA-OMI Tropospheric Ozone over Indonesia
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AURA-OMI Tropospheric Ozone over Indonesia

Auras instruments study tropospheric, or low-level atmospheric chemistry and will monitor air ... (more)

Auras instruments study tropospheric, or low-level atmospheric chemistry and will monitor air pollution around the world on a daily basis. Aura measures five of the six "Criteria Pollutants" identified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Ernest Hilsenrath
Jerry Ziemke
Lori Perkins
Mark Schoeberl
Stuart Snodgrass
Sushil Chandra
AURA-OMI Tropospheric Ozone over South America
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AURA-OMI Tropospheric Ozone over South America

Auras instruments study tropospheric, or low-level atmospheric chemistry. Many different organizations monitor ... (more)

Auras instruments study tropospheric, or low-level atmospheric chemistry. Many different organizations monitor regional areas of the troposphere, but Aura is the first to record daily global measurements. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Ernest Hilsenrath
Jerry Ziemke
Lori Perkins
Mark Schoeberl
Stuart Snodgrass
Sushil Chandra
AURA-OMI Tropospheric Ozone over South America and Africa
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AURA-OMI Tropospheric Ozone over South America and Africa

Auras instruments study tropospheric, or low-level atmospheric chemistry and will monitor of ... (more)

Auras instruments study tropospheric, or low-level atmospheric chemistry and will monitor of air pollution around the world on a daily basis. Aura measures five of the six "Criteria Pollutants" identified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In this animation, Aura shows a large concentration of tropospheric ozone is being transported from South America to Africa. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Ernest Hilsenrath
Jerry Ziemke
Lori Perkins
Mark Schoeberl
Stuart Snodgrass
Sushil Chandra
AVHRR Fire Data over Africa: April 1992 through December 1993 (1 month-second)
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AVHRR Fire Data over Africa: April 1992 through December 1993 (1 month-second)

AVHRR 10-day fire averages from the Space Applications Institute, Joint Research Center ... (more)

AVHRR 10-day fire averages from the Space Applications Institute, Joint Research Center of the European Commission (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Horace Mitchell
Jacqueline Kendall
AVHRR Fire Data over Africa: April 1992 through December 1993 (3 months-second)
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AVHRR Fire Data over Africa: April 1992 through December 1993 (3 months-second)

AVHRR 10-day fire averages from the Space Applications Institute, Joint Research Center ... (more)

AVHRR 10-day fire averages from the Space Applications Institute, Joint Research Center of the European Commission (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Horace Mitchell
Jacqueline Kendall
AVHRR Fire Data over South America: April 1992 through December 1993 (1 month-second)
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AVHRR Fire Data over South America: April 1992 through December 1993 (1 month-second)

AVHRR 10-day fire averages from the Space Applications Institute, Joint Research Center ... (more)

AVHRR 10-day fire averages from the Space Applications Institute, Joint Research Center of the European Commission (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Horace Mitchell
Jacqueline Kendall
AVHRR Fire Data over South America: April 1992 through December 1993 (3 months-second)
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AVHRR Fire Data over South America: April 1992 through December 1993 (3 months-second)

AVHRR 10-day fire averages from the Space Applications Institute, Joint Research Center ... (more)

AVHRR 10-day fire averages from the Space Applications Institute, Joint Research Center of the European Commission (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Horace Mitchell
Jacqueline Kendall
AVHRR Fire Data over the Atlantic: April 1992 through December 1993 (1 month-second)
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AVHRR Fire Data over the Atlantic: April 1992 through December 1993 (1 month-second)

AVHRR 10-day fire averages from the Space Applications Institute, Joint Research Center ... (more)

AVHRR 10-day fire averages from the Space Applications Institute, Joint Research Center of the European Commission (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Horace Mitchell
Jacqueline Kendall
AVHRR Global Fire Data: April 1992 through December 1993 (1 month-second)
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AVHRR Global Fire Data: April 1992 through December 1993 (1 month-second)

AVHRR 10-day fire averages from the Space Applications Institute, Joint Research Center ... (more)

AVHRR 10-day fire averages from the Space Applications Institute, Joint Research Center of the European Commission (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Horace Mitchell
Jacqueline Kendall
AVHRR Global Fire Data: April 1992 through December 1993 (3 months-second)
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AVHRR Global Fire Data: April 1992 through December 1993 (3 months-second)

AVHRR 10-day fire averages from the Space Applications Institute, Joint Research Center ... (more)

AVHRR 10-day fire averages from the Space Applications Institute, Joint Research Center of the European Commission (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Horace Mitchell
Jacqueline Kendall
AVHRR Semi-Global Fire Data: April 1992 through December 1993 (1 month-second)
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AVHRR Semi-Global Fire Data: April 1992 through December 1993 (1 month-second)

AVHRR 10-day fire averages from the Space Applications Institute, Joint Research Center ... (more)

AVHRR 10-day fire averages from the Space Applications Institute, Joint Research Center of the European Commission (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Horace Mitchell
Jacqueline Kendall
Abandoned Mine Drainage in Pennsylvania
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Abandoned Mine Drainage in Pennsylvania

Abandoned Mine Drainage in Pennsylvania is a science-technology-society (STS) role playing debate ... (more)

Abandoned Mine Drainage in Pennsylvania is a science-technology-society (STS) role playing debate simulation. In this activity, learners investigate the abandoned mine drainage (AMD) issue from differing perspectives. In their investigation, they identify AMD problems, search for a solution, evaluate options, and decide on a course of action to treat and clean up AMD in Pennsylvania. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Chemistry
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Interactive
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
Author:
Alec Bodzin
Karen Brown
About COSEE
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About COSEE

The COSEE network promotes a better understanding of the key role the ... (more)

The COSEE network promotes a better understanding of the key role the ocean plays in global environmental cycles and processes. COSEE activities highlight the contributions ocean-science researchers make to scientific knowledge in these important areas. Each COSEE represents one or more ocean science research institution, an informal science education organization, and at least one affiliate organization representing the formal education community. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Space Science
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Reference
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE)
About Rainbows
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About Rainbows

This tutorial on rainbows uses visual diagrams and links to classroom deomonstrations ... (more)

This tutorial on rainbows uses visual diagrams and links to classroom deomonstrations to illustrate how rainbows are formed. The explanation covers supernumerary arcs, double rainbows, reflection rainbows, and lunar rainbows. There is a list of references. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Interactive
Reference
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
About the Chesapeake Bay
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About the Chesapeake Bay

Visitors can access a variety of information about the Chesapeake Bay, the ... (more)

Visitors can access a variety of information about the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the United States. They can explore the physical and biological processes that drive Chesapeake Bay ecosystems by using an interactive map that is provided. A large selection of links provides access to additional information such as fun facts, frequently asked questions, historical and cultural material, and environmental indicators. A section on the Bay's ecosystems provides information on geology, water and sediments, habitats, resources, and others. For educators, there are free downloadable presentation materials such as Powerpoint shows and maps, as well as a teachers' homepage with links to additional resources. There is also a students' homepage with links to resources, tools, and publications. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Space Science
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lecture Notes
Reference
Simulations
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
Above the Clouds: Telescopes on Mauna Kea
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Above the Clouds: Telescopes on Mauna Kea

This video segment adapted from First Light explains why the highest peak ... (more)

This video segment adapted from First Light explains why the highest peak in the Pacific, Mauna Kea, is an ideal site for astronomical observations. Featured are new telescope technologies that allow astronomers to explore the universe in more depth. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Images and Illustrations
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
PBS Learning Media
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
DLESE Community Collection
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Abrupt Climate Change
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Abrupt Climate Change

This site serves as a broad introduction to the subject of abrupt ... (more)

This site serves as a broad introduction to the subject of abrupt climate change. It cites several historical examples of climate change and their impact on human civilization. In addition, some of the current questions about climate are presented including the drying of the Sahel since the 1960s and changes in the El Nino pattern. The site includes links to a question and answer feature, paleoclimate research that focuses on how and why abrupt climate change events occurred in the recent past, and an explanation of a joint observational and modeling approach to climate change. There is also a link to the Climate Kids Corner with on-line activities. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Reference
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
Abrupt Climate Change
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Abrupt Climate Change

This lesson explores how scientific knowledge changes in the context of abrupt ... (more)

This lesson explores how scientific knowledge changes in the context of abrupt climate change. Until a few years ago, it was believed that climate changes gradually on Earth. But results from ice cores and other geologic records of past temperature changes indicate that this is not necessarily the case and that abrupt climate changes may be the norm rather than the exception. Using this issue, students will be given a glimpse into the process by which scientific knowledge is developed and refined by new data. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
Author:
Clinton Turner
An Abrupt Climate Change Scenario and Its Implications for United States National Security
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An Abrupt Climate Change Scenario and Its Implications for United States National Security

This document presents a plausible scenario for abrupt climate change that can ... (more)

This document presents a plausible scenario for abrupt climate change that can be used to explore implications for food supply, health and disease, commerce and trade, and their consequences for United States national security. The world-wide ramifications of a collapse of the thermohaline circulation in the North Atlantic Ocean are explored. Rather than decades or even centuries of gradual warming, recent evidence suggests the possibility that a more dire climate scenario may actually be unfolding. The report cites past examples of abrupt climate change and suggests that it is prudent to consider an abrupt climate change scenario for the future as plausible, especially because some recent scientific findings suggest that we could be on the cusp of such an event. It suggests that intensified research could help to refine the assumptions included in the report. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Reference
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
Author:
Doug Randall
Peter Schwartz