Temperature from Ice Core Data (IRMS)

This visualization shows in five steps how ice cores provide a measure of the temperature in the past.

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N. Mahaffy
K. Genius
B. Vandenbrink
P. Mahaffy
B. Martin
King's Center for Visualization in Science

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Teaching Tips

This visualization was created as part of "Lesson 2" in a climate change module that can be seen at [link http://www.explainingclimatechange.ca/Climate%20Change/Lessons/Lesson%20... and also in the CLEAN collection.

Could be used as an introduction to how we know how global temperatures have changed over time to set up a comparison to how global temperatures have changed in recent years.

Teachers will have to provide questions students have to explore when reading through the webpages.