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Other

Description:

The strength of the historic 1997-1999 El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) event was captured and recorded by NASA Earth observing satellites. By downloading and plotting that satellite data, students will observe and analyze El Niño's effect on sea level height and sea surface temperatures. Students will then determine the effects of that same El Niño event on their local environment by downloading and plotting precipitation data for their latitude and longitude. Researching data from beyond the 1997-99 period will also allow students to study the subsequent La Niña. This lesson uses student- and citizen science-friendly microsets of authentic NASA Earth system science data from the MY NASA DATA project. It also includes related links, extensions, an online glossary and a list of related AP Environmental Science topics.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Oceanography,NSDL,Physical sciences:Heat and thermodynamics,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123131563T,Mathematics,Earth Science,Atmospheric science,Earth and space science:Earth structure:Atmosphere,Water cycle,ENSO,Mathematics:Data collection, analysis and probability,Middle School,TOPEX/Poseidon,Physics,Earth and space science:Earth structure:Ocean and water,Engineering and technology:Image processing and visualization,Earth system science,Engineering,High School,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Earth and space science:Earth processes:Weather,Technology,Geoscience

Language:

English

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