Climate Change

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Climate Change


What's Climate Change?

The factors at play in shaping our climate as well as the manifestation of its effects are geographic in nature. Geographic Information System (GIS) technology and methods are vital in documenting, monitoring, analyzing, and predicting these dynamic activities and interdependencies. Climate scientists and others in numerous careers and disciplines use GIS and its integrative nature to tackle these issues. You can, too.

Using a Weather Station

Dangerous Atmosphere

How much precipitation falls in your area? To find out, find a rain gauge. Then head outside to measure rainfall in your neighborhood. Record the results.

Learn how Earth's climate effects soil types all over the planet. We will study different soil compositions and decide what type of vegetation can be supported.

How much of a danger does severe weather pose for the area where you live? We will study all types of severe weather, and analyze how severe weather has become more common in recent years. Does climate change have anything to do with this?

Atmospheric scientists study weather processes, the global dynamics of climate, solar radiation and its effects, and the role of atmospheric chemistry in ozone depletion, climate change, and pollution. They observe what's going on in our atmosphere today and compare it to records from years past. To monitor the weather, atmospheric scientists use highly specialized instruments that measure rainfall, wind speed and direction, humidity, and atmospheric pressure. You can measure these at your home or school. Begin creating a weather station by building a psychrometer, also called a hygrometer, to measure the relative humidity.


Soil and Climate

What is G.I.S.?

Climate Change

Is Global Warming and Climate Change really caused by humans, or is it natural? We will analyze heating and cooling patterns of the past and decide if there is a connection between humans and Climate Change.

Is Global Warming Real?

Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns when that change lasts for an extended period of time (i.e., decades to millions of years). Climate change may refer to a change in average weather conditions, or in the time variation of weather around longer-term average conditions (i.e., more or fewer extreme weather events). Climate change is caused by factors such as biotic processes, variations in solar radiation received by Earth, plate tectonics, and volcanic eruptions. Certain human activities have also been identified as significant causes of recent climate change, often referred to as "global warming".


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