Check out this the Arctic and Earth SIGNs video to explore how climate models are used in climate change research.
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This investigation is part of the NASA: Mission Geography Module "What are the causes and consequences of climate change?" that guides students through explorations in climatic variability and evidence for global climate change.
Use the Data Literacy Map Cubes to familiarize yourself with and interpret the model.
Students will use coloring sheets to create a color coded model of El Niño. If the Data Literacy Map Cube is used with this, students should color their models first.
Learn how the JASON-2 satellite measures ocean heights for a variety of purposes including monitoring of El Niño.