Week 14:  Climate Change 


Reading:  Chapter 15 and 16

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** review for final (first 8 pages of ClimateChangeStudy guide)**

Thursday April 30

 Study on your own.

Work through the learning module on climate change below.  Here is a a **ClimateChangestudy guide  (pdf format)** and a good start on notes for this learning module.  The notes are incomplete so you may want to add to this document as you work through the module (optional).   Some Exam questions will come from this study guide.  The study guide also supplies a few extra links to expand on a few topics presented in the learning module.  http://www.meted.ucar.edu/broadcastmet/climate/index.htmtm  (Learning Module) This is about the best module on climate change available today (Winter 2011).  It was produced by COMET and The National Environmental Education foundation in 2009 and supported by UCAR (the University Consortium for Atmospheric Research)  The learning module makes extensive use of the latest findings of the IPCC (intergovernmental panel on Climate Change.   You must register to use this module but registration is free.   Try to do a good job working through this module as it has a lot of good information.

Here is a self assessment quiz on Climate Change topics


Youtube **** http://youtu.be/VNgqv4yVyDw *****


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**recent Climate**                   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g87hvq3eO-U

**Natural Climate Forcing**               http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k87JdeyQ-m8

**Here is a self assessment quiz on Climate Change topics**

Climate Extremes Index


Climate Models


XL on climate variability   XL on climate trends


Extreme Weather and Climate variability https://www.meted.ucar.edu/climate/impacts/exwx/




Climate Change Presentation To accompany the Learning Module Above.



Volcanoes and climate (first 3 volcano video clips at) http://podcast.open.ac.uk/oulearn/science/podcast-s269-earth-and-life

NASA Global Temperatures Discussion  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qC-PglGA47M

Global temperature observations video 1880-2007  (5 yr mean) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g87hvq3eO-U

HelloCrud http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=-FuAfLfEEeU




http://www.windows2universe.org/earth/climate/little_ice_age.html (the little ice age)

http://www.vets.ucar.edu/vg/IPCC_CCSM3/index.shtml (climate visualizations)

http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/maps/ NASA past temperature estimates


http://www.globalwarmingart.com/wiki/Solar_Variation_Gallery (solar variability and climate)


http://www.globalwarmingart.com/wiki/File:Sea_Level_Projections_png (future and past sea level changes)

http://cegis.usgs.gov/sea_level_rise.html Sea level change animations (see us coasts)





Extra Credit ideas:

1.Climate change and Extreme Weather events  https://www.meted.ucar.edu/climate/impacts/exwx/  Work through and summarize.


2.  http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/332152/title/Sulfur_stalls_surface_temperature_rise_

OriginalPNAS paper http://www.economics.harvard.edu/faculty/stock/files/PNAS_SI_Apendix_Final.pdf

Global Dimming  BAMS 2012  read through and summarize



3.  Watch  "Dimming The Sun".  It comes in 5 segments but offers an interesting twist to climate change. 

Submit a video summary :

      01    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUD66kjLVNw

02    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZnnLnl8L2w&feature=related

03    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1wFT0dhWZ4&feature=related

04    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0AgKXfAYeI&feature=related

05    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nv_AObD8nhU&feature=related