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Origin of Glaciation
This site provides animations useful for teaching about global cooling and the way glaciation originates. Visualizations illustrate and explain the effects of Milankovitch Cycles and fluctuations in atmospheric carbon dioxide leading to "Snowball Earth" conditions. Resources may be incorporated into lectures, labs, or other activities.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
  • Text:
    • Abstract / Summary
  • Services:
    • Clearinghouse
  • Climatology
  • Cryology
  • Physics
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
The reuse and dissemination of the material on this site for educational, noncommercial purposes is allowed as long as attribution is retained. To this end, the material on this site is offered under a Creative Commons license, the terms of which are defined at:
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-758
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Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Editor: Prof Mark Francek
Central Michigan University and Carleton College, Science Education Resource Center