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Global Change: Effects on the Northern Forest
In this lecture, an expert on complex systems provides an overview of climate change and air pollution issues in the northeastern United States, highlighting several important environmental factors in the context of forest health and productivity. In the past, each of these environmental factors has been studied individually through the use of controlled experiments, though the fate of real forests depends upon their combined effect. The lecturer explores this interplay, discussing the value of computer modeling in understanding the complex interrelationships between climate, air pollution, human activities, and forest health. The audio segment is 1 hour and 17 minutes in length.
Intended for grade levels:
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Audio:
    • Lecture
Subject:
  • Climatology
  • Environmental science
Technical requirements:
RealPlayer plug-in
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-007-330
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Publisher: WGBH Educational Foundation
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Author: Scott Ollinger
University of New Hampshire, Complex Systems Research Center