The Difference Between Weather and Climate

This video features University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher John Magnuson, who studies the ecology of freshwater systems. He explains the difference between weather and climate using data on ice cover from Lake Mendota in Madison, WI. Analysis of the data indicates a long-term trend that can be connected to climate change.

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Wisconsin Educational Communications Board
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Video length: 2:44 minutes.

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Resolution of the video is very low. It would be difficult to use effectively showing to an entire class. Students should view individually.