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Scientifically-Interesting Storyline of Volcanoes Effect on Air Quality

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Are you looking for a storyline to use with your students that features NASA data?  Consider using the following resources in your classroom today!

Use these resources with your students to show how a local volcanic event can have global impact on climate. This storyline evidences how the June 1991 Mount Pinatubo eruption in the Philippines resulted in a measurable cooling of the Earth's surface for a period of almost two years. 

 

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Are you looking for a data story to use with your students that demonstrates the interaction of the geosphere and atmosphere in the form of volcanic eruptions?  Consider using the following resources in your classroom today!

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Learn about volcanic ash and watch a visualization of the Calbuco volcano to see how ash travels around the world. 


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 observe seasonal images of Monthly Normalized Difference Vegetation, looking for any changes in vegetation that are occurring throughout the year.


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