Climate and the Hydrosphere

A set of hands-on laboratory activities that uses the pH scale to understand the changes in ocean chemistry due to increased carbon dioxide emissions. This module shows that increased ocean acidification has adverse effects on
A video micro-lecture that explains carbonate buffering in the ocean. It includes discussions on the changes in the chemical composition of the ocean caused by a higher concentration of dissolved CO2, ocean acidification and the
A reading that describes the impacts of climate change on the water cycle of Earth. This reading titled, ‘The Water Cycle and Climate Change’ by UCAR (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research) Center for Science Education
An interactive quiz about the Water Cycle. This  quiz by NASA’s Global Climate Change website allows students to test their knowledge about the natural water cycle and its role in Earth’s climate.  Students will be
A video micro-lecture by Jeff Dozier, University of California, Santa Barbara,  that explains how climate change can affect the water cycle on Earth.  Students will learn that rising temperatures can affect and change precipitation patterns.
A hands-on classroom/laboratory activity to learn about the Coriolis Effect.  In this activity, students use a simple paper-based model to understand how the Coriolis Effect influences the direction of winds, currents, and other objects in
A collection of e-learning courses to learn the basics of climate change science, relationship between climate and oceans, and climate change action. The courses are multidisciplinary in the approach and include the current state of
A short reading by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), Center for Science Education that summarizes the hydrosphere and its role in determining the climate of planet Earth. This overview reading can be used
A video lecture titled, ‘The Hydrostatic Equation’ from the e-learning course, ‘Introduction to Atmospheric Science’ developed by C Balaji, IIT Madras, for National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), India. This video lecture introduces the
The Office for Climate Education (OCE) presents a Teachers Guidebook that aims to support teachers in carrying out various activities on climate change and the ocean and cryosphere in their classrooms, and targets students of
This video describes sea-level rise due to climate change and flooding risks in coastal communities. About the tool Tool Name Rising Sea Levels -- Changing Planet Discipline Earth Sciences, Geography, Environmental Sciences Topic(s) in Discipline
A video to understand ocean acidification and its impacts. Students will learn about how carbon dioxide (CO2) affects the pH of the ocean, and how increasing ocean acidity may adversely affect marine life and the
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