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.
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This video provides tips for teachers on helping students make sense of data to help them understand and work with data.
Examine (daytime) surface temperature and solar radiation received at locations found near similar latitudes using NASA Data.