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Climate Kids: Planet Health Report: AIR
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The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is the focus of ...

The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is the focus of this article; the units of measurement (ppm) are explained and the importance of monitoring that number as one of Earth's vital signs is also discussed. This article is part of the Climate Kids website, a NASA education resource featuring articles, videos, images and games focused on the science of climate change.

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Atmospheric Science
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NASA
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NASA Wavelength
Climate Kids: Planet Health Report: Sea Ice
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One of Earth's vital signs, the extent of sea ice cover in ...

One of Earth's vital signs, the extent of sea ice cover in the Arctic, is examined. An image and accompanying text describe the extent and consequences of the reduction in that sea ice. This article is part of the Climate Kids website, a NASA education resource featuring articles, videos, images and games focused on the science of climate change.

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Atmospheric Science
Oceanography
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
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NASA
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NASA Wavelength
Climate Kids: Planet Health Report: Sea Level
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The consequences of both sea ice melting and increases in ocean water ...

The consequences of both sea ice melting and increases in ocean water temperature are presented in this examination of sea level- another of Earth's vital signs. This lesson is part of the Climate Kids website, a NASA education resource featuring articles, videos, images and games focused on the science of climate change.

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Atmospheric Science
Oceanography
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NASA
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NASA Wavelength
Climate Kids: Planet Health Report: Temperature
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The term "global average temperature" is defined and its importance in monitoring ...

The term "global average temperature" is defined and its importance in monitoring climate change is discussed. A supplemental column makes the analogy between Earth’s temperature and human vital signs. This lesson is part of the Climate Kids website, a NASA education resource featuring articles, videos, images and games focused on the science of climate change.

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Atmospheric Science
Provider:
NASA
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NASA Wavelength
Climate Kids: Play Power Up!
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This online game allows participants to maneuver solar panels and a wind ...

This online game allows participants to maneuver solar panels and a wind turbine in order to provide electricity to light five homes. Background information on sources of electricity- fossil fuels, solar energy and wind energy- is also presented. This lesson is part of the Climate Kids website, a NASA education resource featuring articles, videos, images and games focused on the science of climate change.

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Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Games
Instructional Material
Provider:
NASA
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NASA Wavelength
Climate Kids: The Climate Time Machine
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Use the imbedded sliding scale to observe changes in sea ice distribution, ...

Use the imbedded sliding scale to observe changes in sea ice distribution, carbon emission levels and average global temperatures over time, as well as the effects of variations in sea level rise along coastal regions. This interactive is part of the Climate Kids website, a NASA education resource featuring articles, videos, images and games focused on the science of climate change.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
NASA
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NASA Wavelength
Climate Kids: Water, Please. No Lemon!
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Adding lemon juice to water increases the water's acidity; adding carbon dioxide ...

Adding lemon juice to water increases the water's acidity; adding carbon dioxide to water will also increase acidity. The effects of the carbon dioxide acidification of ocean water from burning fossil fuels are discussed and images of some of the organisms adversely affected by that acidification are included. This article is part of the Climate Kids website, a NASA education resource featuring articles, videos, images and games focused on the science of climate change.

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Atmospheric Science
Oceanography
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Climate Kids: What Else Do We Need To Find Out?
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NASA scientists, using several NASA Earth observing satellites, continue to seek answers ...

NASA scientists, using several NASA Earth observing satellites, continue to seek answers to questions related to climate change. Several of those questions, focused on such topics as the effect of clouds and aerosols, and the role of the sun's cycles and the carbon cycle, are included in this article. Images of the respective satellites involved in the research are shown. This article is part of the Climate Kids website, a NASA education resource featuring articles, videos, images and games focused on the science of climate change.

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Engineering
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Atmospheric Science
Provider:
NASA
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NASA Wavelength
Climate Kids: What Is Happening In the Ocean?
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This article examines the ocean's role in heat absorption and carbon dioxide ...

This article examines the ocean's role in heat absorption and carbon dioxide absorption. The consequences of changes in those, as well as in ocean water salinity, are discussed. The article is part of the Climate Kids website, a NASA education resource featuring articles, videos, images and games focused on the science of climate change.

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Atmospheric Science
Oceanography
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Climate Kids: What Is the Big Deal With Carbon?
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Through a series of questions and answers, readers are introduced to the ...

Through a series of questions and answers, readers are introduced to the basic fundamentals of the carbon cycle and the importance of carbon as a greenhouse gas. This lesson is part of the Climate Kids website, a NASA education resource featuring articles, videos, images and games focused on the science of climate change.

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Atmospheric Science
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Climate Kids: What is Global Climate Change?
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A question and answer format is used to differentiate between weather and ...

A question and answer format is used to differentiate between weather and climate, and to provide a brief overview of global warming. This lesson is part of the Climate Kids website, a NASA education resource featuring articles, videos, images and games focused on the science of climate change.

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Atmospheric Science
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Climate Kids: What is the Greenhouse Effect?
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The greenhouse effect is explained in this series of related questions and ...

The greenhouse effect is explained in this series of related questions and answers. This lesson is part of the Climate Kids website, a NASA education resource featuring articles, videos, images and games focused on the science of climate change.

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Atmospheric Science
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Climate Kids: Which Pole Is Colder?
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This article explains the role that the ocean- and the effect of ...

This article explains the role that the ocean- and the effect of ocean warming- plays in determining the temperature differences between the North and South Poles. The article is part of the Climate Kids website, a NASA education resource featuring articles, videos, images and games focused on the science of climate change.

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Atmospheric Science
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Climate Kids: Winner and Losers In the Arctic
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Arctic warming produces biological winners (whales) and losers (polar bears). This article ...

Arctic warming produces biological winners (whales) and losers (polar bears). This article explains why they are impacted differently and includes supplemental images. This lesson is part of the Climate Kids website, a NASA education resource featuring articles, videos, images and games focused on the science of climate change.

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Atmospheric Science
Oceanography
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Climate Monitoring and Diagnostic Laboratory: Carbon Cycle Greenhouse Gases
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Monitoring and Diagnostic Laboratory Carbon ...

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Monitoring and Diagnostic Laboratory Carbon Cycle Greenhouse Gases group makes ongoing discrete measurements from land and sea surface sites and aircraft, and continuous measurements from baseline observatories and tall towers. These measurements document the spatial and temporal distributions of carbon-cycle gases and provide essential constraints to our understanding of the global carbon cycle. This website is an interactive atmospheric data visualization tool. This tool enables users to view data, obtain details about sampling locations, manipulate and compare data sets and create custom graphs. Data includes information on a variety of gases, and can be viewed as seasonal patterns, time series, or latitudinal distribution.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Readings
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point (SERC)
The Climate Skeptic's Argument: Natural Solar Cycles or Human Activity?
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In this self-paced tutorial, learners analyze data to understand the relative influence ...

In this self-paced tutorial, learners analyze data to understand the relative influence of solar variability on today's climate to determine whether changes in incoming solar radiation can explain all or part of the warming trend we have seen in Earth's planetary temperatures. The resource supports teacher reflection on how climate change skepticism in the media impacts instruction in the classroom. Multimedia educational resources including video clips and data portals are included. This is the fourth of ten self-paced professional development modules providing opportunities for teachers to learn about climate change through first-hand data exploration. Glossary links to vocabulary are included.

Subject:
Mathematics
Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Reference
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Climate Time Machine
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This interactive visualization illustrates changes in Earth's climate. Manipulate a sliding timeline ...

This interactive visualization illustrates changes in Earth's climate. Manipulate a sliding timeline to view the impacts on our planet of four climate related variables: sea ice, sea levels, carbon emissions, and average global temperatures.

Subject:
Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Interactive
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Climate Variability and Change Lectures, July 2013
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This lesson presents 13 recorded presentations from the 29 July–2 August, 2013 ...

This lesson presents 13 recorded presentations from the 29 July–2 August, 2013 offering of the Climate Variability and Change Virtual Course (CVCVC). This five-day live facilitated online course provided an extensive background on a range of climate variability and change topics with an emphasis on developing communication skills for challenging climate topics. The topics covered in this course, while aimed primarily at NOAA operational climate services delivery staff will also be helpful for others who already possess a basic level of understanding of climate science. Presentations include: Weather vs. Climate — Derek Arndt, National Climatic Data Center, NOAA Climate Variability — Matt Newman, NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory Climate Science Communication — Derek Arndt, National Climatic Data Center, NOAA The El Niño/ Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Cycle — Michelle L'Heureux, Climate Prediction Center, NOAA/National Weather Service NOAA's Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlooks — Gerry Bell, Climate Prediction Center, NOAA/National Weather Service The Madden-Julian Oscillation — Jon Gottschalk, Climate Prediction Center, NOAA/National Weather Service Drought: Science, Monitoring and Early Warning — Roger Pulwarty, National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), Earth System Research Laboratory/NOAA Climate Prediction Center Outlooks — Mike Halpert, Climate Prediction Center, NOAA/National Weather Service Climate.gov: Information, Products, and Tools — David Herring, Climate Program Office, NOAA/National Weather Service Climate Communication Skills for Decision-support Audiences — Susan Buhr, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), University of Colorado Climate Change Science — Wayne Higgins, Climate Program Office, NOAA Climate Change Impacts — Peter Backlund, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Managing Marine and Coastal Resources in a Changing Climate — Kenric Osgood, Marine Ecosystems Division, NOAA, NMFS Please Note: There are no quizzes available on MetEd for these materials. However, National Weather Service users may complete a quiz for each lecture and receive credit in the NWS Learning Center. The quizzes may be found in the NWS Learning Center by searching for "Climate Variability and Change Lecture". Alternatively, a learning plan containing quizzes for all 13 lectures is available on the NWS Learning Center's COMET Page.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Atmospheric Science
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
COMET/MetEd Program Collection
Author:
COMET
Climate and CO2: Analyzing Their Relationship
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In this lesson plan students will speculate on various scenarios of future ...

In this lesson plan students will speculate on various scenarios of future world climates if the greenhouse effect increases. Upon completing this lesson, students should be familiar with carbon dioxide (CO2) and theories about its role in the greenhouse effect; the global conference that was held in Kyoto, Japan, in 1997 to set international limits on CO2 emissions; leading producers of CO2 emissions; reasons for patterns of CO2 production; implications of the greenhouse effect; and processes of possible change in world climates.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Astronomy
Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
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Digital Water Education Library (DWEL)
DLESE Community Collection
Climatology for the Operational Forecaster
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Climate information can be used as guidance for a range of weather-dependent ...

Climate information can be used as guidance for a range of weather-dependent operations. This module summarizes the Climate Analysis Process, a series of steps for determining which climatological products and data will be most useful for a specified application. The Climate Analysis Process is followed in the context of preparing a climatological brief for a ship deployment across multiple ocean basins. Though the focus is on Department of Defense data sources, including the Advanced Climate Analysis and Forecasting (ACAF) system, information on other sources is also provided. Products from the various sources are used to assemble a final climatological brief relevant to naval operations.

Subject:
Atmospheric Science
Oceanography
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
COMET/MetEd Program Collection
Author:
COMET