The Earth's polar ice caps have changed dramatically over the last 12,000 years. Seasonal variations of the ice caps takes place due to varied solar energy absorption as the planet or moon revolves around the sun. Additionally, in geologic time scales, the ice caps may grow or shrink due to climate variation. Ice caps are generally in the negative in temperature. Wikipedia
Students will build off of an introductory lecture on climate change in the Arctic to devise a strategy to manage climate change impacts on the global scale (the...
Video: Melting Ice Rising Seas - CLEANLast Updated on 2013-04-03 at 20:56
Video length: 4.5 min
Selected for the CLEAN Collection. The activity description was developed by CLEAN reviewers.
This NASA video presents animations,... More »
Sea Level Rise ContributorsLast Updated on 2013-03-14 at 16:37
This activity has been selected for inclusion in the CLEAN collection.
This web page from the National Snow and Ice Data Center contains two related... More »
Game: SMARTIC Arctic Case StudyLast Updated on 2013-02-28 at 20:15
Students will build off of an introductory lecture on climate change in the Arctic to devise a strategy to manage climate change impacts on the global scale (the... More »
Glaciers and ice sheets in the ArcticLast Updated on 2013-01-27 at 19:14
This is Section 6.5 of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment.
Lead Author: John E.Walsh; Contributing Authors: Oleg Anisimov, Jon Ove M. Hagen,Thor Jakobsson, Johannes... More »
Polar bearLast Updated on 2012-08-21 at 23:08
The Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) spends so much of its annual time at sea that the species is classified as a marine mammal; however, it is also commonly... More »