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- Video could be stopped along the way to have discussion about the graphs embedded in the video. Use NASA NEO website to get current data.
- Educator might want to be aware of positive feedback loop mechanisms to facilitate further discussion.
About the Science
- This video and its accompanying text (http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003600/a003619/) demonstrates how, using satellite observations, scientists can monitor changes in the global and regional climate by observing how regions of the Earth's cryosphere shrink and expand.
- Comments from expert scientist: The source of the video are NASA satellites so this is a direct view of what has happened to cryosphere over the years, till 2009. It is a kind of direct assessment of the cryospheric changes taking place. The video however, will prove very helpful in educating the people about the changing croysphere and its impact on global climate.
About the Pedagogy
- Draft of script is provided for students to follow along. Though some of data references are dated, overall trends in different geographic areas continue in the same direction.
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