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NOAA Paleoclimatology: Education & Outreach
How do scientists gather data to determine whether global temperatures are warming? Past climatic conditions are recorded in tree rings, skeletons of tropical coral reefs, ice cores from glaciers and ice caps, and laminated sediments from lakes and oceans. Site provides an in-depth look at topics significant to climate change. Resources include slide sets, external links, a Climate TimeLine Information Tool, and a page in Spanish.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
    • Assessment / Evaluation
    • Case study
    • Syllabus
    • Tutorial
  • Audio:
    • Lecture
    • Music
    • Oral history
    • Sound
    • Webcast
  • Portal:
    • Non-profit
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
    • Remotely sensed
  • Climatology
  • Ecology
  • Natural hazards
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other use information is unknown. Please consult the resource directly for the latest information.
DLESE Catalog ID: BRIDGE-175
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)
Paleoclimatology Program

Publisher: National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service (NESDIS)
National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)

Publisher: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service (NESDIS)