Learn about volcanic ash and watch a visualization of the Calbuco volcano to see how ash travels around the world.
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Review the animation showing seasonal chlorophyll concentration as it relates to net radiation.
Students observe seasonal images of Monthly Normalized Difference Vegetation, looking for any changes in vegetation that are occurring throughout the year.
Students can interact with NASA data to build a custom visualizations of of local, regional, or global plant growth patterns over time. Use the Earth System Data Explorer to generate plots of satellite data as you develop models of this phenomenon.
See the following datasets in the Earth System Data Explorer:
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.
Students review the NASA video showing biosphere data over the North Atlantic Ocean as a time series animation displaying a decade of phytoplankton blooms and answer questions that follow.
Students observe monthly images of changing vegetation patterns, looking for seasonal changes occurring throughout 2017.
The students will review the NASA Space Place video, "What are Tectonic Plates?", and answer questions about tectonic plates.
Visit NASA's Space Place to learn about volcanoes and answer questions about volcanic eruptions.