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Sea level

 

Global sea level over time. The red line presents the yearly averages derived from tide gauges; the blue area indicates the standard deviation. The inset show an expanded view of the last two decades.

Bloom (2010) Global Climate Change: Convergence of Disciplines. Sinauer Associates.

 

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Simulation: Climate Momentum Last Updated on 2013-05-14 00:00:00 SUMMARY A flash tool with fast insights. This Climate Momentum Simulation allows users to quickly compare the resulting sea level rise, temperature change, atmospheric CO2, and global CO2 emissions from six predetermined scenarios.  ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING MATERIALS Climate Momentum Simulator if (WIDGETBOX) WIDGETBOX.renderWidget('a2be1f13-9024-4d93-bd99-27b831da7bf0');Get the Climate Momentum widget and many other great free widgets at Widgetbox! Not seeing a widget? (More info)   ASSESSMENT Assessment is at the discretion of the individulal educator. REFERENCES AND RESOURCES Additonal Simulations by Climate Interactive >> En-ROADS C-ROADS C-Learn Climate Momentum Simulation Climate Pathways World Climate Climate... More »
Case: Impacts of Climate Change on Tribes in Washington (Part 1) Last Updated on 2013-04-05 00:00:00 SUMMARY This is a ‘clicker’ case, to be used in conjunction with an interrupted-lecture format, or an interrupted-workshop format.  intended for lower division college undergraduate students. It is suitable for almost any class that is looking for an introduction to climate change impacts on some of the Tribes in Washington State. The basis of this case study is the potential impact of Global Climate Change on the Tribal lands in Washington State in the Pugent Sound Region. This article uses scientific research and knowledge to prove the facts of Global Warming. This case study also shows the sea level rise in Seattle. It also uses research from the University of Washington to prove climate impacts and the effects it will on the salmon and timber along with many other resources in the Puget Sound region. It also talks about the tides and when... More »
Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for Shorebird Habitat (CC-VASH) Last Updated on 2013-03-13 00:00:00 SUMMARY The Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for Shorebird Habitat (CC-VASH) is an innovative, Excel-based assessment and decision-making tool that was developed during 2009/2010 by the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences's Shorebird Recovery Project in partnership with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Northeast Region’s Division of Refuges. This partnership, funded in large part by the generosity of individual Manomet donors concerned about climate change impacts on shorebirds, enabled Refuge Biologist Dorie Stolley to develop and pilot the tool during a one-year assignment to Manomet.  National wildlife refuges comprise approximately half of the more than 80 WHSRN sites to date, therefore partnering with USFWS was a natural choice. While valuable input from refuge managers... More »
Sea Level Rise Contributors Last Updated on 2013-02-08 00:00:00 SUMMARY 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 visualizations. The first visualization gives an estimate of the percent contribution to sea level change since the 1990s from three contributors - small glaciers and ice caps, the Greenland Ice Sheet and the Antarctic Ice Sheet. The second visualization shows the cumulative contribution to sea level from small glaciers and ice caps plotted with the annual global surface air temperature anomaly. ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING MATERIALS Explore >> State of the Cryosphere   TEACHING NOTES / CONTEXT FOR USE Teaching Tips Global sea level rise is a result of both ocean thermal expansion and glacier melt. This graphic could serve as a great introduction to help students... More »
Video: Sea-Level Rise for the Coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington - NAS Last Updated on 2012-09-14 00:00:00 SUMMARY Length: 5 minutes This video was produced to summarize and explain the findings of the report, Sea-Level Rise for the Coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington: Past, Present, and Future. ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING MATERIALS Watch >> Sea Level Rise on the Coast of California and Washington TEACHING NOTES / CONTEXT FOR USE Can be used as a companion to the full report: Sea-Level Rise for the Coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington: Past, Present, and Future. ASSESSMENT Assessment is at the discretion of the educator and how this video is applied. REFERENCES AND RESOURCES Climate Change at the National Academies   More »