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Title: Envisioning Climate Change Using a Global Climate Model
Url: http://serc.carleton.edu/eet/envisioningclimatechange/index.html
Publisher: Carleton College (Northfield, Minn.)
Description: How do climatologists and others model climate change? It's a good question, and one that students of the physical sciences and members of the general public will find interesting. This particular educational activity is offered as part of the Earth Exploration Toolbook, which is an initiative of the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College. This interactive "chapter" from the Toolbook was added in January 2010, and it allows users to "visualize how temperature and snow coverage might change over the next 100 years." After installing some basic software that is included here, visitors will run a "control" climate simulation to establish a baseline for comparison. Visitors then run a second "experimental" simulation to compare and contrast the potential changes in temperature, snow, and ice coverage that might occur due to increased atmospheric greenhouse gases. Visitors can then choose a region of their own interest to examine, and through these activities, will "gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the process and power of climate modeling." The site also contains notes for educators, step-by-step instructions, and a "Going Further" section that contains helpful external links and more.
LC Classification: Science -- Physics -- Meteorology. Climatology -- Climatology and weather -- Special topics, A-Z -- Climatic changes
Science -- Physics -- Meteorology. Climatology -- Climatology and weather -- Special topics, A-Z -- Global warming
GEM Subject: Science -- Ecology
Science -- Meteorology
Key Concept: Meteorology -- Climate change
Geography -- Glaciers and glaciation
Date Issued: 2010-01-25
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
InteractiveResource (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Source Type: Internet Scout
Source: Scout Archives
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