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The Antarctic ice sheet changes in size over the course of a year. When it is summer in the southern hemisphere, the ice sheet decreases in size. As the ice sheet melts, it releases fresh water into the ocean. In the southern winter (our summer), the ice refreezes, drawing fresh water out of the surrounding ocean, leaving the salt behind. These seasonal changes in the ice sheet are examined in this ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Lab activity, Illustration - artistic, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map
Subject: Biology, Climatology, Cryology, Ecology, Environmental science, Physical geography, Natural hazards, Physical oceanography
 
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In this exercise, students observe simulations of melting sea ice and a melting continental ice sheet in order to investigate the relationship between the melting of the ice and the water level in the tank. The water tanks simulate the world oceans. In the first example, the ice is floating in water. This would be an example of icebergs or Arctic ice floating on the ocean. In the second example the ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Computer activity
Subject: Climatology, Cryology
 
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This interactive resource portrays what might happen to world coastlines if entire sections of the Antarctic Ice Sheet were to melt. Viewers can see how much land area might be flooded by a relatively modest 17-foot rise in sea level (represented by the collapse of the Western Antarctic Ice Sheet), or a more severe 170-foot rise, represented by the collapse of the Eastern Antarctic Ice Sheet. By comparing ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Visualization - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Climatology, Cryology, Environmental science
 
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In this experiment students measure the relative densities of water, snow, and ice. They can then submit their results online for comparison with data contributed by students from all over the world. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lab activity
Subject: Atmospheric science, Cryology, Hydrology
 
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In this lesson, learners use WebImage, a Web-based customized version of ImageJ, to investigate changes in snow cover and sea ice in the Northern Hemisphere over a period of 24 years. The images are obtained from satellite measurements of visible and microwave radiation. The lesson follows from Snow and Ice: A Hemispherical View. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Computer activity, Tutorial, Imagery - remotely sensed, Visualization - scientific
Subject: Climatology, Physical geography
 
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This guide for instructors provides information on how to use data from ice cores in the classroom. The data consist of atmospheric gas percentages, such as CO2, in fossil air bubbles trapped in ice cores taken at the Vostok research station near the center of the Antarctic ice sheet. The data provides an historic record of atmospheric gas composition, which scientists use as a baseline to evaluate ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Cryology, Educational theory and practice, Environmental science
 
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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. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Computer activity, Tutorial, Imagery - remotely sensed, Visualization - scientific
Subject: Climatology, Physical geography
 
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In the second part of this exercise, students explore the effects of cloud cover on the distribution patterns of Earth's albedo, reflected solar radiation, and Earth radiation. They will use datasets and the data viewer from the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) to compare total radiation to cloud-free radiation to gain a clear idea of what reflectivity is caused by clouds and what is caused ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lab activity
Subject: Climatology, Physics, Space science
 
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In this chapter, using My World GIS, users explore data that characterize the dynamic Greenland Ice Sheet. By examining photographs, map views, and tabular data, users gain an understanding of how and why scientists are monitoring the ice sheet and what they are finding. Users explore map layers that represent ice sheet thickness, weather station locations, and annual melt extents of the ice sheet. ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Photograph, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Climatology, Cryology, Environmental science
 
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The Polar Earth Observing Network POLENET is a science program of the POLENET consortium that investigates polar geodynamics, the Earth's magnetic field, crust, mantle and core structure and dynamics, and systems-scale interactions of the solid Earth, the cryosphere, the oceans and the atmosphere. Activities will be focused on the deployment of autonomous observatories at remote sites on the continents ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Computer activity, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Photograph, Video, Ref. material, Webcast - audio, Ask an expert
Subject: Atmospheric science, Cryology, Physical oceanography
 
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