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 your students find answers to:
|Future of the Cryosphere (Sea Level Rise)
|Geography, Earth Sciences
|Topic(s) in Discipline
|Cryosphere, Sea Level Rise, Disasters and Hazards, Hydrosphere, Melting, Polar Ice, Climate Change, Glaciers
|Disasters and Hazards, Climate and the Cryosphere
|Type of tool
|High School, Undergraduate
|EarthLabs, SERC at Carleton College
|SERC at Carleton College