Global Warming

Students are immersed in an interactive web-based simulation activity which illustrates the principles of global warming and climate change due to natural and human caused factors. Global Warming explores climate using an Energy Budget Model and predicts Future Climate Change using data in the Special Report on Emissions Scenarios from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2001).

Discipline: global warming
Topics: climate change, atmospheric science, meteorology
Product: Virtual Courseware: Global Warming
Vendor: California State University
Cost: Free
Technical requirements:Java and Flash
Accessibility info: None Available
Link to Lab: screen image tour
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Instructional Materials: instructor and lab manuals available online from vendor
Description: Interactive, inquiry-based simulations and exercises for college level courses in geoscience, geology, geophysics, tectonics, science and technology.
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