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The Climate Sensitivity Research Lounge is the main website for the climate sensitivity research group at UCLA run by Professor Alex Hall. The primary goal of the group's research is to understand what controls the sensitivity of the climate system to external forcing. This site provides information on the group's research, downloadable publications from group members, the courses the group offers ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Course, Journal article
Subject: Climatology
 
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The NOAA Paleoclimatology Program archives reconstructions of past climatic conditions derived from paleoclimate proxies, in addition to the Program's large holdings of primary paleoclimatic proxy data. The site includes reconstructions of past temperature, precipitation, vegetation, streamflow, sea surface temperature, and other climatic or climate-dependent conditions. Users can access air temperature, ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: In-situ dataset
Subject: Climatology
 
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This Starting Point webpage describes a ConcepTest question that asks students to evaluate a graph and locate the point that represents temperature and precipitation at the Tropic of Cancer. This is a multiple choice question. The website includes the correct and typical student answers before and after discussion, additional notes and references regarding ConcepTests. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation, Guide for instructor
Subject: Climatology
 
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This website is the homepage of the St. Olaf interdisciplinary course, Global Climate Change. The course focuses on how and why Earth's climate has changed throughout its history and how it is likely to change in the near future. The course draws from geology, chemistry, meteorology, oceanography, and policy studies. Much of the science involved in this topic is cutting-edge, so quite a bit of the ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Course
Subject: Climatology
 
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This site from SERC's Starting Point presents sample Gallery Walk questions about climate. Questions help students examine atmospheric constituents (water vapor, carbon dioxide, stratospheric ozone, clouds, and dust), pollutants (chlorofluorocarbons, carbon dioxide, sulphur oxides, and particulates), climates in relation to latitude, altitude and mountains, climographs, and temperature patterns. The ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Climatology
 
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The site includes easily understood El Nino and La Nina forecasts. The forecasts are summaries of the Australian National Climate Centre's opinion regarding the outputs from various reputable oceanic or coupled ocean/atmosphere forecast models. NCC's interpretation may not necessarily be the same as the organizations producing the model output. Readers are therefore encouraged to follow the hyperlinks ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Modeled dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology
 
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The Sun Path exercise helps students gain an understanding of the movement of the sun throught the day, month and year. The Sun Path JAVA applet uses equations for a spherical Earth to calculate the sunrise and sunset times, the solar azimuth and solar altitude for any time of year and any latitude. The program can be run in yearly, monthly, daily, or hourly modes to create animations of the sun's ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Computer activity, Guide for instructor, Module / Unit
Subject: Climatology, Educational theory and practice
 
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This website provides information on the NCAR Command Language and NCR Graphics. The NCAR Command Language (NCL) is a programming language designed specifically for the access, analysis, and visualization of data. NCL can be run in interactive mode, where each line is interpreted as it is entered at your workstation, or it can be run in batch mode as an interpreter of complete scripts. NCAR Graphics, ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Tutorial, Message board, Code, Software
Subject: Climatology, Technology
 
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) provides climate data for the United States. These data are primarily intended for the study of climate variability and change. Whenever possible, observations have been adjusted to account for the artificial effects introduced into the climate record by factors such as instrument changes, station relocations, observer practice changes and urbanization. ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: In-situ dataset, Modeled dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology
 
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This National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website provides climate information and data. This site offers a variety of product links to climate monitoring, climate at a glance data, U.S. drought assessment, global climate change information, weather observation stations and more. Users can also link to organizations which participate in climate research such as the National Climate Data ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Case study, Ref. material, Clearinghouse, In-situ dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology
 
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