Atmospheric scientists investigating the possibility that human influences are changing the Earth's climate confront a significant problem - how do we actually detect climate change? As they participate in this classroom activity, students will develop the understanding that long-term climate averages are the result of significant annual climate variability and that random climate variability makes detecting climate change more difficult. A list of materials, instructions, assessment ideas, and modifications for alternative learners are included.
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DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-Edmall-2410
This resource is part of 'LEARN: Atmospheric Science Explorers'
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Contributor: Michelle Flores
University Corporation for Atmospheriic Research (UCAR)