Is Greenland Melting?

Data-centric activity where students explore the connections between an observable change in the cryosphere and its potential impact in the hydrosphere and atmosphere. Students analyze the melt extents on the Greenland ice sheet from 1992-2003. Students also learn about how scientists collect the data.

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Betsy Youngman
Earth Exploration Toolbook Chapter from TERC
Activity takes three to five 45-minute class periods. Computer access is required.

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Requires the use of commercial software which will have to be installed on all the computers. A free trial version is available. A classroom license is also available for a fee.

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