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Global Warming: Data

Antarctic Ozone Hole

This site from the EPA shows a map (Fall, 2000) in several alternative formats showing changes in the extent of the Antarctic Ozone Hole. The links explain why the Ozone layer is most likely to show thinning over Antarctica. Relatively easy to read and from an authoritative source. This site supports learning to read maps.

Earth & Space Sciences; Standard 1: Understands atmospheric processes and the water cycle
Life Sciences: Standard 6: Understands relationships among organisms and their physical environment
Nature of Science Standard 12: Understands nature of scientific inquiry
Geography Standard 14: Understands how human action modify the physical environment
Geography Standard 18: Understands global development and environmental issues


Global Warming: Early Warning Signs

Use the map to see results of, and signs of, global climate change. Easy to use and understand.


Life Sciences: Standard 6: Understands relationships among organisms and their physical environment


Antarctic Ozone

This site provides Near-Real Time and Historical Data related to the extent of the Ozone Depletion in Antarctica. These graphs and plots can be used by students to determine differences in different seasons and allow substantial practice in reading graphs. The teacher may need some additional information to help students analyze some of the graphs, but one that seems very easy to use is the one entitled Ozone Hole Area. This graph provides a look at the extent of the Ozone hole in Sq. Km. over past two years by month.

Earth & Space Sciences; Standard 1: Understands atmospheric processes and the water cycle
Life Sciences: Standard 6: Understands relationships among organisms and their physical environment
Geography Standard 14: Understands how human action modify the physical environment
Geography Standard 18: Understands global development and environmental issues

Mathematics Standard 6: Understands and applies basic and advanced concepts of statistics and data analysis


The Ozone Hole Tour

This site provides some data and explanations of those data. Portions of the information are quite technical and require a good math/chemistry background, but the graphs and diagrams could be used as part of a unit on changes in the atmosphere over Antarctica.

Earth & Space Sciences; Standard 1: Understands atmospheric processes and the water cycle
Life Sciences: Standard 6: Understands relationships among organisms and their physical environment


The Global Change Master Directory

This site provides data on Paleoclimates, Atmosphere and Climate indicators. The data have been gathered from scientists around the world. Choose Education and Outreach link for ideas on how to use the data, and choose the Community tab at the top to view the keyword list or to receive notification of new data sets.The Learning Center under the Community tab also provides a link to data and information that students can use.

Earth & Space Sciences; Standard 1: Understands atmospheric processes and the water cycle
Geography Standard 18: Understands global development and environmental issues
Mathematics Standard 6: Understands and applies basic and advanced concepts of statistics and data analysis


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Quick Peek!
 

 

A map of the world showing changes of about 2 degrees over much of North America, Asia, and Northern Africa. It also shows some warming near Antarctica..

A map from NASA illustrating the temperature anomaly for Dec. 2000-Nov. 2001. Higher temperature than normal is indicated by orange and red areas.

See a larger map, discover what these data mean and compare to earlier data sets by visiting Global Temperature Trends.

 
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Quick Fact!
 

The most densely populated areas of the world are typically coastal areas and small islands. These are also the areas most threatened if global warming causes a rise in sea levels.

Read more about Climate Change and What it Means to You.

 
 
 
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