West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Divide: Modeling our Future Climate

In this video, students see how data from the ice core record is used to help scientists predict the future of our climate. Video features ice cores extracted from the WAIS Divide, a research station on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.

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National Science Foundation
WAIS Divide Ice Core

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Video would have to be combined with other curriculum materials.
Includes several good visualizations on the role CO2 plays in the atmosphere in regards to greenhouse effect.

Comprehensive, can be broken into segments.

A good video to introduce climate change and how scientists develop climate models.

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