January 15, 2009

NOAA's Susan Solomon was awarded the 2009 Volvo Environment Prize for her pioneering contributions in atmospheric chemistry and physics.

In this activity, students explore the role of combustion in the carbon cycle. They learn that carbon flows among reservoirs on Earth through processes such as respiration, photosynthesis, combustion, and decomposition, and that combustion of fossil fuels is causing an imbalance. This activity is one in a series of 9 activities.

This is an interactive visualization of the Carbon Cycle, through short-term and long-term processes.

This set of activities is about carbon sources, sinks, and fluxes among them - both with and without anthropogenic components.

This interactive graphic outlines the carbon cycle, with clickable text boxes that explain and elaborate each component.

Interactive visualization that provides a basic overview of the Earth's carbon reservoirs and amount of carbon stored in each, CO2 transport among atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, and biosphere, and a graph comparing global temp (deg C) and atmospheric CO2 levels (ppm) over the past 1000 years.

This high-resolution narrated video shows levels and movements of CO2 globally through the course of a year.

In this 3-part lab activity, students investigate how carbon moves through the global carbon cycle and study the effects of specific feedback loops on the carbon cycle.

In this activity, students use a physical model to learn the basics of photosynthesis and respiration within the carbon cycle.

Pages