Visualizing Carbon Pathways

This activity introduces students to visualization capabilities available through NASA's Earth Observatory, global map collection, NASA NEO and ImageJ. Using these tools, students build several animations of satellite data that illustrate carbon pathways through the Earth system.

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Ali Whitmer
Bruce Caron
LuAnn Dahlman
David Herring
Ray Tschillard
Betsy Youngman
Earth Exploration Toolbook

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Consider using the approach in a more open-ended instruction

in Part 1 step 1 students are directed to the Experiments section of the NASA Earth Observatory website. The link to this activity is now in the Global Maps section: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/GlobalMaps/view.php?d1=MOD11C1_M_LSTDA&...

Put students into groups and use a jigsaw approach to reduce the amount of time this EET chapter would take to complete.

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