Reflecting on What is Happening to Greenland's Ice

In this activity, students consider Greenland reflectivity changes from 2000 to 2012 and what albedo anomalies may indicate about how the Greenland ice sheet is changing in a case study format.

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Becca Walker
Mt. San Antonio College
InTeGrate; SERC

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This activity is the first of two case studies in Unit 4 of the InTeGrate module "Climate of Change: Interactions and Feedbacks between Water, Air, and Ice". Both case studies
examine changes in the Greenland ice sheet. The two case studies can be used independently or together, and there is an overarching teacher's guide that covers both case studies and provides additional background information [link

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