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View Resource My NASA Data User Contributed Lesson 17: Analysis of Atmospheric Conditions for a High Mountain Retreat

This lesson is designed to help students gain knowledge in accessing current weather data and in using the MY NASA DATA Live Access Server (LAS) to specify and download historical satellite data. Students then use the data to examine the relationship between altitude, atmospheric pressure, temperature and humidity at a particular location. In this lesson, weather data from ground-based and...

View Resource Exploring Paleoclimatology in the Classroom

This guide provides instructions for educators on how to access and use coral radioisotope data for classroom activities. The data consist of Sr/Ca ratios and Sea Surface Temperatures (SST) for coral samples near Rarotonga Island in the South Specific gyre, covering a 271 year period, from the World Data Center for Paleoclimatology. Topics include methods for reconstructing temperature records,...

View Resource MY NASA DATA Contributed Lesson 10: Linkages Between Surface Temperature and Tropospheric Ozone

This lesson is designed to help students gain knowledge in using the MY NASA DATA Live Access Server (LAS) to obtain a microset of data, in using Excel to graph the data, then using the graphs to investigate the relationship between surface temperature and tropospheric ozone. They will also analyze changes in tropospheric ozone and then hypothesize about the consequences of these changes. The...

View Resource My NASA Data Lesson Plan: Using Imported Data in Excel: Plot Atmospheric Temperature

This user-contributed tutorial provides detailed instructions on how to make Excel graphs of data that is imported from the Internet. The tutorial contains sample screen images to assist in performing each step. The tutorial includes importing a second set of data and adding it as another series on the original graph. The tutorial includes questions to be answered based on the atmospheric lapse...

View Resource Arctic Meltdown

In 1996, US entrepreneur and explorer Gary Comer took his small boat through the Northwest Passage in 19 days, a route that had once been ice, but was now easily navigated open water. This radio broadcast weighs up the extent and implications of the imminent Arctic ice breakup. The broadcast discusses the Historical Limit line in Greenland, which denotes glacier recession; Inuit observations of...

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