Greg Shirah, Jim Callatz, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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- Educators will need to supply their own context for this animation.
- The resource doesn't address the title "Missing Carbon". See http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/search/Series/MissingCarbon.html. This is the third video in the Missing Carbon series.
- An explanation of missing carbon exercise is at http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/BOREASCarbon/
About the Science
- A short animation that shows how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has fluctuated over time.
- Comments from expert scientist: This is a very nice animation showing the atmospheric CO2 concentrations as measured at Mauna Loa and reconstructed from ice cores. It requires background and introductory instruction prior to use. Does not work as a stand alone resource.
About the Pedagogy
- This simple presentation makes it clear how extraordinary the levels of atmospheric CO2 are since the industrial revolution.
- There is no background material accompanying this animation, no information on where/how these data were developed.
- Teachers should pose to students the question of "what is missing carbon and where is the missing carbon going?"
Related URLs These related sites were noted by our reviewers but have not been reviewed by CLEANhttp://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/search/Series/MissingCarbon.html
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