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View Resource NOAA Great Lakes Ice Atlas

This website presents the results of the analysis of Great Lakes ice charts dating back to 1960. After learning about the methods used to produce this online atlas, users can view the original ice charts. Researchers can find data on first ice, last ice, ice duration, and other ice related statistics. Students and educators can learn about variations in ice cover through the animations of ice...

View Resource Healthy Waters, Strong Economy: The Benefits of Restoring the Great Lakes Ecosystem

With good reason, there is a great deal of concern about the future of the Great Lakes. Collectively, these bodies of water account for 90 percent of the United States' and 20 percent of the world's surface fresh water. Beyond that crucial fact, the Great Lakes represent an enormous economic and cultural resource to the region. Here, the Brookings Institution's own John C. Austin, Soren Anderson,...

View Resource International Joint Commission

The International Joint Commission was created by Canada and the United States "because they recognized that each country is affected by the other's actions in lake and river systems along the border. The two countries cooperate to manage these waters wisely and to protect them for the benefit of today's citizens and future generations." Visitors to the site can read about great lakes water...

View Resource Great Lakes Information Network-TEACH Great Lakes: Great Lakes Native Flora

This online lesson about the native flora of the Great Lakes region is part of the Great Lakes Information Network's TEACH website designed for elementary through high school students (last reported on in the October 18, 2002 NSDL Scout Report for the Physical Sciences). The Native Flora site was designed as a mini-lesson within the Environment section of TEACH. The Flora lesson contains brief...

View Resource TEACH Great Lakes

The TEACH Great Lakes website is provided by the Great Lakes Information Network. The site features online lessons specific to Great Lakes subjects such as the environment, geography, and pollution. Students can begin with the Introduction to the Great Lakes module found in the middle of the homepage and then move on to learn about water levels, shoreline geology, water pollution, and even...

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