Project Vulcan, Arizona State University School of Life Sciences
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7.3 Environmental quality.
Energy affects quality of life .
4.1 Humans transfer and transform energy.
Various sources of energy are used to power human activities .
6.3 Demand for energy is increasing.
Human use of energy.
2.6 Greenhouse gases affect energy flow.
Physical processes on Earth are the result of energy flow .
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- The images would work well with any climate or carbon cycle unit or lesson.
- The first five images are the most useful and are good resources for initiating discussions about variable sources of CO2 emissions. Educator may find the other images confusing and needlessly political.
- These maps would be useful in discussing questions such as "Should you buy an electric car?"
About the Science
- The project aims to aid in quantification of the North American carbon budget to support inverse estimation of carbon sources and sinks and to support the demands posed by higher resolution CO2 observations in situ and remotely sensed.
- The detail and scope of the Vulcan CO2 inventory has made it a valuable tool for policymakers, demographers, social scientists, and the public.
- Comment from expert scientist: The review is for Images related to different sources of carbon dioxide in the US based on the 2002 inventories. The information provided by the images are useful for those interested to get a snapshot of the source strengths in different areas in the US although one has to be careful with different units used in the different maps.
- Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.
About the Pedagogy
- The YouTube video at this site explains the Vulcan Project and the images in this resource.
- This resource engages students in using scientific data.
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