Glacial Retreat
http://serc.carleton.edu/quantskills/activities/glacial_retreat.html

Carol Ormand, Wittenberg University, Teaching Quantitative Skills in the Geosciences, Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College


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In this activity, students use historical data showing the extent of the Grinnell Glacier in Glacier National Park to estimate when the glacier will melt completely. Students use historical imagery showing the extent of the Grinnell Glacier in Glacier National Park at a series of different times to estimate when the glacier will melt completely.

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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Global change modeling, Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Global change modeling, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology
Resource Type: Activities
Grade Level: High School (9-12), College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)