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Arctic Climate Connections

Arctic Climate Connections

This project was designed as the Broader Impacts portion of the NSF proposal “Surface Energy Budgets at Arctic Terrestrial Sites: Quantifying Energy and Momentum Fluxes and their Associated Physical Processes”, studying analysis of existing data from Arctic terrestrial stations with multi-year measurements of the surface energy budget, clouds, soil temperature profiles, and basic meteorological measurements.

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (1107428)

 

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A curriculum was developed to introduce students to climate and weather in the Arctic and work with data from an Arctic research project with the following driving questions in mind:

  • What is the Arctic?
  • Why should we study the Arctic?
  • How do scientists study Arctic weather and climate?
  • How do scientists interpret and use their data?
  • How are the findings from Arctic research related to global climate?
  • How do feedback mechanisms operate, specifically the effect of albedo?

Curriculum