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Polar Lows Ungava Bay 01 December 2000
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Polar lows are generally short-lived but intense events that occur over cold ...

Polar lows are generally short-lived but intense events that occur over cold ocean waters, poleward of a baroclinic zone. The polar low in this case formed over the open waters of Ungava Bay, in northeastern Canada, on 2 December 2000. The case is presented as a series of challenging forecast questions followed by a more traditional case study presentation. Included in this exercise is a rich set of data products and access to background materials on polar low forecasting.

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Education
Atmospheric Science
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COMET MetEd Collection
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COMET
Precipitation Type: New Brunswick, 01-03 February 2003
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This interactive case exercise covers a 24-hour forecast period that includes the ...

This interactive case exercise covers a 24-hour forecast period that includes the challenge of precipitation type forecasting. The case exercise provides an overview of precipitation type forecasting based on model algorithms, partial thickness analysis, and the top-down method.

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Atmospheric Science
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COMET MetEd Collection
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COMET
Blowing Snow: Baker Lake, Nunavut, Canada 04-10 February 2003
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This case exercise takes an in-depth look at a blowing snow event ...

This case exercise takes an in-depth look at a blowing snow event in the northern mainland of Canada. The case addresses specific low-level wind and snow conditions. Model data, satellite imagery, and observations are provided for assessing the potential for blowing snow and blizzard conditions as the event unfolds.

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Education
Atmospheric Science
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COMET MetEd Collection
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COMET
ConcepTest: Oceans by South America #1
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Examine the image of part of the South American continent and neighboring ...

Examine the image of part of the South American continent and neighboring oceans. (Image courtesy the National Geophysical Data Center.) Where is a passive continental margin located? a. A b. B

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Education
Physics
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Assessment
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
ConcepTest: Relative Time Diagram #1
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Match the features in the relative time diagram below with the events ...

Match the features in the relative time diagram below with the events described in the short sentence. Assume all rocks are sedimentary unless otherwise indicated. Which is the oldest rock unit? a. A b. B c. C d. D ...

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Education
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Assessment
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
ConcepTest: Magnetic Polarity at Oceanic Ridge #1
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The figure below represents a magnetic profile across an oceanic ridge system. ...

The figure below represents a magnetic profile across an oceanic ridge system. Which pairs of letters indicate matching intervals of reverse polarity. a. A, H b. B, G c. C, F c. G, H

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Education
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Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Sea Floor Spreading 1
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This SERC Starting Point site presents an introductory tutorial on Excel for ...

This SERC Starting Point site presents an introductory tutorial on Excel for students with no prior Excel experience. The tutorial is based on the geodynamics Model equation for ocean depth around a sea-floor spreading center. This site explains learning goals, context for use, teaching tips and materials, assessment, and offers resources related to the exercise.

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Education
Mathematics
Geology
Oceanography
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Activity/Lab
Reading
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point (SERC)
Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
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Activity and Starting Point page by R.M. MacKay. Clark College, Physics and Meteorology.
Cathy Manduca
Population 1: Global Population and Carrying Capacity
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This video looks at the global population and trends. It also explains ...

This video looks at the global population and trends. It also explains the concept of carrying capacity and how a person's behavior influences carrying capacity. This video is part of the Sustainability Learning Suites, made possible in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation. See 'Learn more about this resource' for Learning Objectives and Activities.

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Engineering
Environmental Science
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Lecture Notes
Provider:
Cal Poly Materials Engineering
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Sustainability Learning Suites
Author:
Linda Vanasupa
Earth's Radiation Budget: Part 1
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In this activity students explore the Earth's radiation budget using Earth radiation ...

In this activity students explore the Earth's radiation budget using Earth radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) data archived at the IRI/LDEO Climate Data Library. This archive is complete with visualization tools for easy assessment and visualization of large data sets. Students also use photometers and light sources to work through several hands-on activities related to basic radiation concepts. On this Starting Point page, users can access information about the exercise's learning goals, context for use, teaching notes and tips, teaching materials, assessment ideas, references and topics covered.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Data Set
Reading
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point (SERC)
Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Bob Mackay
Columbia University Earth and Environmental Science Faculty
Distributed Hydrologic Models for Flow Forecasts - Part 1
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Distributed Hydrologic Models for Flow Forecasts – Part 1 provides a basic ...

Distributed Hydrologic Models for Flow Forecasts – Part 1 provides a basic description of distributed hydrologic models and how they work. This module is the first in a two-part series focused on the science of distributed models and their applicability in different situations. Presented by Dr. Dennis Johnson, the module begins with a review of hydrologic models, and then examines the differences between lumped and distributed models. It explains how lumped models may be distributed by subdividing the basin and suggests when distributed hydrologic models are most appropriate. Other topics covered include the advantages of physically-based versus conceptual approaches and some strengths and challenges associated with distributed modeling.

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Atmospheric Science
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Module
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COMET MetEd Collection
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COMET
S-290 Unit 1: The Fire Environment
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S-290 Unit 1: The Fire Environment examines the components of the fire ...

S-290 Unit 1: The Fire Environment examines the components of the fire environment triangle and how each affects fire behavior. As part of this topic, heat transfer mechanisms and firebrand transport and the contribution to fire behavior are included. Basic fire terminology is introduced and will be used throughout the course. Later units in the S-290 course will build upon material introduced in this module.

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Atmospheric Science
Physics
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COMET MetEd Collection
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COMET
PBL in Complex Terrain - Part 1
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This is part 1 of a 2-part Webcast based on a presentation ...

This is part 1 of a 2-part Webcast based on a presentation by Dr. David Whiteman on August 11, 2004 in Boulder, CO. Dr. Whiteman presents conceptual and practical information regarding winds in the planetary boundary layer in complex terrain. Part 1 topics include diurnal wind systems, mountain-plain wind systems, and slope wind systems.

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Atmospheric Science
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COMET MetEd Collection
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COMET
ConcepTest: Cooling History of Magma #1
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The lines shown on the idealized graph below illustrate the cooling histories ...

The lines shown on the idealized graph below illustrate the cooling histories for the four magmas listed below, i.e., the lines illustrate how magma temperature decreased with time. What rock is best represented by ...

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Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
ConcepTest: Stream Discharge Gauges #1
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Four stream gauging station locations are shown on the adjacent map (A, ...

Four stream gauging station locations are shown on the adjacent map (A, B, C, D). Assume the bedrock and topography is similar for each stream system. Predict which station will record the greatest discharge? a. A ...

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Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
ConcepTest: Worldwide Applications of Tectonic Theory #1
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Review the map of the plates below and identify which two locations ...

Review the map of the plates below and identify which two locations are moving farther apart due to plate motions? a. B & C b. F & G c. D &H d. E & M

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Education
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Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
ConcepTest: Plate Motion and Effect on Cities #1
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Review the map of the plates below and identify which pair of ...

Review the map of the plates below and identify which pair of locations is moving closer together as a result of plate tectonics. a. Bombay and Sydney b. Hawaii and Tokyo c. New York and London d. Cape Town and ...

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Education
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Assessment
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
ConcepTest: Divergent Plates #1
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Examine the diagram below that shows oceanic and continental crust surrounding a ...

Examine the diagram below that shows oceanic and continental crust surrounding a plate boundary. Based on the current plate tectonic setting, location Y is moving toward ____? a. A b. B c. C d. D

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Education
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
ConcepTest: Stream Profile #1
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The diagram below depicts the profile of a stream from its headwaters ...

The diagram below depicts the profile of a stream from its headwaters to its mouth. Compared to the headwaters area, the gradient near the mouth is _________. a. higher b. lower c. about the same

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Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience