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About the Science
- Tropical ice cores contain information relating to tropical climate phenomena, including El Niño events and monsoons, which are not archived in ice from polar regions.
- Comments from expert scientist: Addresses basic paleoclimatological concepts. Notes the importance of tropical ice cores. Reviews important paleoclimate proxies, and how proxies are used to estimate past climate characteristics. All together, a very nice resource. Oxygen isotopes are mentioned twice, and both mentions do not clarify that the isotopes can be used only to "estimate" temperature, not "determine" temperature.
About the Pedagogy
- Activities and related resources provided to help students better understand the science.
- Uses a lot of higher-level terminology that may need to be defined.
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