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- This is an introductory video.
- The instructor may extend the content covered in the video by accessing data from the station here: http://www.myweather2.com/City-Town/Austria/Sonnblick-Mountain/climate-profile.aspx
About the Science
- The video highlights the importance of saving one of the oldest high-elevation weather stations in the world so that weather data can continue to be collected.
- The station's integrity is in jeopardy because the permafrost on which it was built is thawing. Engineers/mountaineers must re-anchor the buildings into deeper more stable bedrock.
- No data is referred to in the video, and no background information or references are given, but some data for the station is available here: http://www.myweather2.com/City-Town/Austria/Sonnblick-Mountain/climate-profile.aspx
- The video introduces the issues of permafrost thawing, the importance of long-term data collection, and engineering solutions to adapt to change.
- Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.
About the Pedagogy
- In this engaging video, students are introduced to a unique and spectacular example of how the human enterprise is being threatened by climate change.
- No prerequisites needed.
- Nicely organized information.
- Very general in nature. This could be used as an introduction to a unit on permafrost thawing or as an example of the effects of climate change.
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