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Archive: Teaching Climate with Models: Breathing of the Earth, June 11, 2012

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This Web Seminar took place on June 11, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The presenters were Dr. Randy Russell, Educational Designer with the Office of Education and Outreach at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, and Dr. Scott Denning, Professor of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Dr. Russell and Dr. Denning presented information on climate models and shared a number of interactive simulations that can help teachers increase student understanding of key concepts.

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  • on Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:29 PM

By using the simplified carbon input/output model, STELLA, researchers effectively propose and examine the consequences of several scenarios. This lesson can be tailored to any grade level depending on the depth to which the teacher would like to present. This web seminar is part one of a four part series. Be sure to check out the other web seminars in the series as they as equally as well done.

Ruth Hutson  (Westmoreland, KS)
Ruth Hutson (Westmoreland, KS)

  • on Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:51 PM

This web seminar is part one of a four part series on Understanding and Prediction: Modeling the Earth System. Dr. Russell and Dr. Denning took participants through what models are and why we use models to explore carbon cycling among the land, ocean and atmosphere. This presentation will give you a better understanding about carbon cycles in all three areas. I personally learned more about fossil carbon and how it is dissolved in the ocean. Looking forward to the next presentation on the sensitivity of the Earth's climate to atmospheric CO2

Arlene Jurewicz Leighton
Arlene Jurewicz Leighton


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