Students analyze map visualizations representing the amount of Sun’s energy received on the Earth as indicated by the amount that is reflected back to space, known as “albedo”.
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Students will examine a 2014-2015 El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) event to identify relationships among sea surface height, sea surface temperature, precipitation, and wind vectors.
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:
Students observe monthly images of changing vegetation patterns, looking for seasonal changes occurring throughout 2017.
In this activity, students explore three indicators of drought are: soil moisture, lack of precipitation, and decreased streamflows. Students investigate each of these parameters develop a sense for the effects of drought on land.
Review this animation showing monthly average wind speed at 10 meters above the ocean surface for our global ocean (meters per second) in 2017-2018. This animation was created using the My NASA Data Earth System Data Explorer. For more information about how to create your own animation, see links at the bottom of this page.
Learn about volcanic ash and watch a visualization of the Calbuco volcano to see how ash travels around the world.
Students observe the surface temperatures of a variety of surface types found in a suburban environment.
Analyze these Landsat images of Atlanta, Georgia to explore the relationship between surface temperature and vegetation.
Students interpret a graph of surface temperatures taken from city districts.