Carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere is affected, among other things, by processes involving forests including fires, deforestation and plant respiration. Evaluate a Landsat image to determine the rate of carbon dioxide sequestration in a particular area.
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Students observe monthly images of changing vegetation patterns, looking for seasonal changes occurring throughout 2017.
Students observe seasonal images of Monthly Normalized Difference Vegetation, looking for any changes in vegetation that are occurring throughout the year.
The radar measurements made by NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory are sensitive to whether land surfaces are frozen or thawed. Students analyze two maps of SMAP data to make inferences about changes to the Arctic's Geosphere showing spring thaw.
Learn about volcanic ash and watch a visualization of the Calbuco volcano to see how ash travels around the world.
Visit NASA's Space Place to learn about volcanoes and answer questions about volcanic eruptions.
The students will review the NASA Space Place video, "What are Tectonic Plates?", and answer questions about tectonic plates.
Students interpret a graph of surface temperatures taken from city districts.
Review the animation showing seasonal chlorophyll concentration as it relates to net radiation.