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Students will plot graphs to analyze data from the Vostok ice core in Antarctica, learn about the ice age and the gas age, calculate past temperatures using hydrogen isotope data, and discuss the possible impacts of changes in carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) concentrations on climate.
Use this tool to help your students find answers to:
- How can you use hydrogen isotope data in an ice core to determine temperature?
- How can the isotopic composition of air bubbles in ice cores be used to recreate past climate?
About the Tool
|Tool Name||Lab: Vostok Ice Core|
|Discipline||Chemistry, Earth Sciences|
|Topic(s) in Discipline||Isotopes, Isotopic Ratios, Isotopic Composition in paloeclimate reconstructions|
|Climate Topic||Climate and the Cryosphere, Climate Variability Record|
|Type of Tool||Laboratory Activity|
|Developed by||Stephanie Pfirman, Barnard College|
|Hosted at||Columbia University: The Climate System course taught by Peter Schlosser, Stephanie Pfirman, Mingfang Ting, Jason Smerdon|
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