This laboratory activity allows a student to explore trends in hurricane intensity, the possible impact of climate change on hurricanes, and understanding uncertainty in trends. This tool can be used as an aid to teach topics such as Data Analysis, Linear Slope,Confidence Interval, Student’s t-distribution, and Standard Deviation in Statistics.
This tool helps students learn about the link between climate change and water, and the resulting social and cultural impacts. The material includes cases studies on drought, flooding, and glacier loss in Bolivia.
This activity allows students to learn and understand the urban heat island effect by measuring temperatures in an area, collating data and analyzing the data. Students use available temperature data for a specific location (Los Angeles) to observe and analyze the occurrence of heat waves.
This interactive map helps students to visualize the impacts of a global temperature rise on human health, agriculture, forests, oceans and marine ecosystems, permafrost, water availability, extreme climate events, sea-level rise, etc.
This interactive tool helps students to visualize the effect of sea level rise and various storm scenarios on the coast of California.
This activity allows a student to learn about the rate of sea-level rise and its causes. It also describes how shorelines respond to sea-level change and how coastal vulnerability indices are calculated.
As a teacher of undergraduate Statistics you can use this set of computer-based tools when teaching topics such as confidence interval, student’s t-distribution, and uncertainty by using a given data-set for hurricane records. For a teacher of undergraduate Geography or Earth Sciences, this activity will help students develop a better understanding of disasters, the possible impact of climate change on hurricanes, and calculating trends and understanding uncertainty.
Introduction to Toolkit
As a teacher of high school or undergraduate Geography or Earth Sciences you can use this set of computer-based tools when teaching topics such as Hazards and Disasters: Natural and Man-made. This toolkit focuses on sea level rise and associated flooding due to the melting of polar ice caused by climate change.
Texas was hit by Harvey hurricane in September 2017. The visualisation shows Harvey’s impact on Texas towns.
Credits to Extreme Weather, Digital Globe and CNN.