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In this problem-based learning unit, learners analyze the role of condensation trails from jets, or contrails, and their role in climate change. Contrails are thin ice clouds that form from the burning of jet fuel and release of water vapor. The issue with contrails is that narrow trails can spread and coalesce to form significant banks of cirrus-type clouds. Instructions to access NASA data are provided along with additional resources and activities. This module was developed to be used in the Earth System Science Education Alliance (ESSEA) courses for middle and high school teachers and is also available to teachers to adapt for general classroom use.

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    • Grade 1
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    Keywords:

    Earth and space science:Earth structure:Atmosphere,Cirrus Reflectance Data,Contrails,NSDL,Earth and space science:Earth processes:Climate,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Earth system science,Geoscience,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123425339T,Atmospheric science,Earth and space science:Earth processes:Earth's energy budget,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Earth and space science:Earth processes:Weather,Earth and space science:Earth processes:Geochemical cycles,Earth Science

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    English

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