Browse Climate Resources

Browse Climate Resources

Launchpad: Global Warming - How Humans are Affecting Our Planet
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Learn how the greenhouse effect keeps more of the sun's heat and energy within Earth's atmosphere causing temperatures on Earth to rise. This video explains the effect warmer temperatures are playing on Earth.
Real World: JASON-2 thumbnail
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Learn how the satellite, Jason 2, is able to use radar waves to determine the height of sea levels and evaluate the effects of global warming.
NASA Scientists Research Global Precipitation
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This animation of global precipitation from the Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) cycles through climatology data for each month of the year and then repeats the cycle twice.
Aquarius Ocean Circulation
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Ocean circulation plays a key role in distributing solar energy and maintaining climate, by moving heat from Earth's equator to the poles. Aquarius salinity data, combined with data from other sensors, will give us a clearer picture of how the ocean works
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Learn how scientists use a satellite called CERES to study the clouds and monitor Earth's climate changes.
Three lightning bolts strike above Washington DC - by Brian Allen
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Part 2 of a 4 part webquest that teaches the basics of precipitation science and technology. Prepares students for the GPM Anime Contest.
NASA climate Kids logo
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An educational website with activities, resources, and games to teach kids of all ages about Earth's systems, water cycle, weather and climate.
Rice fields in India
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The Climate Change and Human Health project is designed to provide educators with the resources to engage high school students in critical thinking about climate change and the potential impact on human health across the planet.
NDVI plot of the Earth for June 2004
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For a selected location, the student will investigate possible relationships between the vegetation index, the precipitation, and the surface temperature data over several years' time. Using that information, the student will predict the climate type...
Multiple Earth's showing different heat visualizations
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Explore the solar heating of the ocean in part one of a series on the water cycle. The animations show multiple views of the solar heating of the oceans, a picture of this first stage of water's cyclical journey from sea to air to land, and back again.

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