Classroom/Lab Activities

Laboratory Activity: Modeling the Earth’s Zonal Energy Balance
A laboratory activity to create an energy balance model for planet Earth and obtain numerical solutions for the differential equations in the model.
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Classroom/Laboratory Activity: Hadley Circulation—Heat Transport in the Atmosphere
A classroom/laboratory activity to learn about radiation, heat transport, convection, and energy/mass conservation by interpreting and mapping the Hadley Circulation.
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Visualization, Classroom/Laboratory Activity: A Story Map on Climate Change and Human Migration
A visualization and classroom/laboratory activity to learn about regions and communities that are affected by the problem of climate refugees and environmental migration because of the effects of climate change.
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Classroom/Laboratory Activity: The Coriolis Effect
A hands-on classroom/laboratory activity to learn about the Coriolis Effect. 
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Laboratory Activity: Urban Heat Island
A laboratory activity to learn about the urban heat island effect and heat waves.
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Classroom/Laboratory Activity: Statistical Methods to Determine Trends in Hurricane Intensity
A classroom/laboratory activity to learn about linear slope, trends, confidence intervals, and Student’s t-distribution by calculating trends and uncertainties using hurricane data records over 40 years.
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E-learning Course: The Earth’s Climate
An e-learning course to learn about the Earth’s climate system, climate change in the past and present, the impact of climate change, and measures for adaption and mitigation.
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Classroom/Laboratory Activity: Statistical Methods to Determine Historical Temperature Trends
A classroom/laboratory activity to learn about statistical methods to analyze average annual temperatures of major cities in the world (New York and Sydney) and to determine trends in the data.
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Classroom/Laboratory Activity: Meteorologist for a day
A classroom/laboratory activity to calculate the mean daily temperature using hourly temperature data and to compare different statistical techniques for determining this value.
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Classroom/Laboratory Activity: Regression Analysis of Global Temperature Data
A classroom/laboratory activity to learn about regression analysis of data by using global temperature data over a period of 150 years.
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Classroom/Laboratory Activity: Linear Regression on Arctic Ice Data
A classroom/laboratory activity to perform linear regression on climate data from the Arctic.
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