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Snow and Ice: A Hemispherical View
In this lesson, learners compare snow and ice cover in the Northern Hemisphere over a period of two years. The images are obtained from measurements of visible and microwave radiation taken by satellites and sent back to Earth and are analyzed with a customized version of ImageJ running as an applet within a browser.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
    • Tutorial
  • Visual:
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
    • Visualization - scientific
Subject:
  • Climatology
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Physical geography
Technical requirements:
Java
Internet Explorer (IE) browser
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2006 Center for Image Processing in Education (CIPE)
DLESE Catalog ID: SIMPLE-000-000-000-010
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
        • Understanding about scientific inquiry
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Changes in earth and sky
    • 5-8:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
        • Understanding about scientific inquiry
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Center for Image Processing in Education