A classroom/laboratory activity that introduces the relationship between climate and the cryosphere, explains how sea-level rise can be predicted (based on average global temperature change), and triggers a discussion on the potential impacts of sea-level rise.
In this activity, students will examine actual data for projected sea-level rise, and will use a visualization to view the possible impacts of sea level rise and storm surges on different locations in the continental U.S.
Use this tool to help students find answers to:
- Name the largest glaciers (in terms of volume) in the world.
- What would be the impact of the melting of large glaciers on coastal locations across the world?
About the Tool
|Tool Name||Future of the Cryosphere (Sea Level Rise)|
|Discipline||Geography, Earth Sciences|
|Topic(s) in Discipline||Sea-level Rise; Hazards and Disasters; Melting of Polar Ice due to Climate Change|
|Climate Topic||Disasters and Hazards, Climate and the Cryosphere|
|Type of Tool||Classroom/Laboratory Activity|
|Grade Level||High school, Undergraduate|
|Developed by||EarthLabs, SERC at Carleton College|
|Hosted at||SERC at Carleton College|