The tool allows a student to explore how isotopes can be used as indicators of paleoclimate and reconstruct the paleoclimate using data from the Vostok ice core.
|This audio podcast discusses how glaciers in the Yukon are responding to climate change. It focuses on changes in the physical characteristics of these glaciers and several methods used by glaciologists to track changes due to climate and weather.|
In this exercise, students learn to use statistical methods on climate data from the Arctic. They run the linear regression on the average monthly extent of Arctic sea ice from 1979 to the present.
This interactive tool provides information about glaciers worldwide; allows searches based on name, country, and other filters; and provides information on events such as floods and avalanches. A card game allows students to test their glacier knowledge.
This interactive tool allows students to observe the effect of changes in snowfall and temperature on the shrinking and growing of a glacier. Questions and assignments are available in the “For Teachers” section at https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/legacy/glaciers.
As a teacher of high school or undergraduate Chemistry, you can use this set of computer-based tools when teaching Atomic Number, Atomic Mass, Isotopes and Isotopic Ratios, the use of isotopic ratios to calculate temperature, and the use of isotopic composition to recreate past temperatures and climate.
As a high school or undergraduate Earth Science or Geography teacher, you can use this set of computer-based tools when teaching glaciers, cryosphere, and related topics such as impact of temperature and precipitation on glacial mass, equilibrium line, accumulation, ablation, glacial budget, glacier length, glacial advance, and glacial retreat. The activity will also enable students to understand the possible impacts of climate change on glaciers.