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This video shows how a NASA glaciologist has learned about glaciers and how their formation could be related to climate change. It features nine fly-bys over 3-dimensional glaciers, live video footage of ice fronts calving into the sea, and picture sequences of historical and satellite data.. Length:13:15. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Informal, General public
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Subject: Cryology
 
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This lesson plan examines how snow and ice cover have changed on the Earth from 1994 to 2004, and allows students to practice using some of the data analysis tools available at MY NASA DATA. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Atmospheric science, Cryology
 
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In this chapter, users take the role of students from a small town in Colorado, who team up with students from the town of Churchill, Manitoba, to explore changing sea ice conditions in the Arctic. Together they examine an animation that shows 30 years of satellite images to see how the extent of sea ice in the Arctic has diminished over time. The chapter storyline is built around the real-life case ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Case study, Module / Unit, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Photograph, In-situ dataset, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Cryology, Environmental science
 
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In this chapter, using My World GIS, users explore data that characterize the dynamic Greenland Ice Sheet. By examining photographs, map views, and tabular data, users gain an understanding of how and why scientists are monitoring the ice sheet and what they are finding. Users explore map layers that represent ice sheet thickness, weather station locations, and annual melt extents of the ice sheet. ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Photograph, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Climatology, Cryology, Environmental science
 
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This guide provides an overview of the Aqua mission, instruments, research, science teams, and Aqua website. This information is provided to aid the professional science writer in writing stories and articles related to the Aqua mission. Note: this guide was produced before Aqua was launched; for the most recent information on Aqua, go to http://aqua.nasa.gov. Full description.
Grade level: Informal
Resource type: Ref. material, Book - text
Subject: Atmospheric science, Cryology, Hydrology, Physical oceanography
 
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This brochure describes NASA's ICESat mission ((Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite), which was launched January 12, 2003. ICESat is the benchmark Earth Observing System mission for measuring ice sheet mass balance, cloud and aerosol heights, as well as land topography and vegetation characteristics. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, Informal
Resource type: Ref. material, Book - text
Subject: Climatology, Cryology, Physical oceanography, Technology
 
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This lithograph shows the break-off of a large iceberg from the Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica. This event occurred between November 4th and 12th, 2001, and provides powerful evidence of rapid changes underway in this area of Antarctica. The three images presented were acquired by the vertical-viewing (nadir) camera of the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument aboard NASA's ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), Informal, General public
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Ref. material
Subject: Climatology, Cryology, Natural hazards, Physical oceanography
 
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This 5-minute animation portrays fluctuations in the cryosphere through observations collected from a variety of satellite-based sensors. The cryosphere consists of those parts of the Earth's surface where water is found in solid form, including areas of snow, sea ice, glaciers, permafrost, ice sheets, and icebergs. In these regions, surface temperatures remain below freezing for a portion of each ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Video, Visualization - scientific, Modeled dataset, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Climatology, Cryology, Hydrology
 
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This brochure provides an overview of the Aqua spacecraft, instruments, science, and data products Aqua, Latin for water, is a NASA Earth Science satellite mission named for the large amount of information that the mission is collecting about the Earth's water cycle, including evaporation from the oceans, water vapor in the atmosphere, clouds, precipitation, soil moisture, sea ice, land ice, and snow ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, Informal
Resource type: Ref. material, Book - text
Subject: Atmospheric science, Cryology, Hydrology, Physical oceanography, Technology
 
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This brochure describes the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS) instrument on NASA's Terra satellite. The first NASA Earth Observing System (EOS) satellite, Terra, was launched on December 18, 1999, carrying five remote sensors. The most comprehensive EOS sensor is MODIS which offers a unique combination of features: it detects a wide spectral range of electromagnetic energy; it takes ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, Informal
Resource type: Ref. material, Book - text
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Cryology, Environmental science, Technology
 
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