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It is frigid in much of Canada and the Midwestern and Eastern United States. Daily low-temperature records have dropped like snowflakes. New Year’s polar plunges have been canceled due to the cold, and many people in the Southeast are in a battle to keep their pipes from freezing.
Earth is a great planet to live on. It has a wonderful atmosphere around it. This jacket of gases does a lot for us. It keeps us warm, it gives us air to breathe, it protects us from the sun, and it's where the weather happens.
This graph illustrates the change in global surface temperature relative to 1951-1980 average temperatures. Seventeen of the 18 warmest years in the 136-year record all have occurred since 2001, with the exception of 1998. The year 2016 ranks as the warmest on record.
NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) provides monthly maps and graphs showcasing nearly global surface temperature changes monthly for the period since 1880 when meteorological stations were established around the world.
Please consider using this graphic organizer to help students analyze the processes and components of Earth System phenomena.
Atmospheric conditions can have an important impact on the types of plants and animals that live in a particular area as well as soil formation.
CERES (Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System) is one of the highest priority scientific satellite instruments developed for NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS).
Check out this the Arctic and Earth SIGNs video to explore how climate models are used in climate change research.
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