Getting to the Core of Climate Change:
Evidence about past climates comes from a variety of sources such as ocean sediments, fossils, and tree rings. The most detailed continuous record of the Earth's climate comes from cores taken from the enormous ice sheets that Greenland and Antarctica. Might these ice cores tell us something about the future?
Resources and Reference Materials
www.epa.gov/globalwarming.htm site designed for students age 5-12 with general information about a varriety of climate change topics
tea.rice.edu/tea_shuteyfrontpage.html TEA who spent time working with ice cores. Good pictures of researchers in the field taking ice core samples, and written from a teachers point of view.
www.imag-n-that.com/NOAA/www/icecore.htm short simple background on ice cores, including graphical information for 110,000 years
Sites appropriate for teachers or high school students: nicl.usgs.gov National Ice Core Laboratory in Denver, CO. Includes information about both polar regions, excellent maps and images and readable text.
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