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- Great visualizations accompany this video to aid educators wanting to cover the issue of sea level rise.
- This video could be used as an opportunity to discuss possible misconceptions related to the difference between melting land ice, which directly impacts sea level, and sea ice, which doesn't directly add more water to the ocean but, when it is melted, changes the albedo in the region, thereby influencing sea level by absorbing rather than reflecting solar energy.
About the Science
- This video provides strong visuals (animations, photos and video footage) about the melting of polar ice sheets, the resulting sea-level rise, and selected consequences of that rise that are occurring due to human impacts on the climate system,
- The video briefly mentions thermal expansion of the ocean, which currently account for about half of the current sea level rise.
About the Pedagogy
- The excellent animations, interviews with scientists, and clear step-by-step explanations provide a strong introduction into sea-level rise and its consequences.
- The information is very basic and can be used as an introduction to an activity on sea level rise, such as this CLEAN selected activity: http://cleanet.org/resources/41832.html
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