Greenland Ice Sheet project 2: A Record of Climate Change

This interactive visualization describes how climatologists obtain and interpret evidence from the Greenland Ice Sheet in an effort to piece together a picture of Earth's distant climate history. Resource describes how glaciers form and how they can be used to collect ancient atmospheric data. The issues analyzed in the data collection are particularly good in showing how science is done in the field.

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Zachary Taylor
Wright Center, Teachers' Domain

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

The graphs in the analysis section can be used in other activities. The ability to compare the methane concentration, calcium dust, and insolation graphs to the temperature graph is particularly useful.

Educator may want to explain oxygen isotope ratios before doing this activity.