Jesse Allen, Michon Scott, Mike Carlowicz, NASA Earth Observatory
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- Educators could also use images alone with slider tool, without the text, or could paraphrase or simplify text.
- CLEAN resource http://serc.carleton.edu/resources/44665.htm is a video that addresses Arctic sea ice extent over a similar time period.
- Additionally, there is a useful Arctic sea ice change visualization and plot from NASA that may be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKbWN5YpgIU.
About the Science
- The amount of sea ice loss over the past 28 years is quite dramatic.
- Accompanying background information discuss how the data was collected and explains the loss of ice extent as a positive feedback mechanism.
- Comments from expert scientist: The development of Arctic sea ice is an important topic. The sea ice extent minimum of 2012 is presented in a clear manner that is easy to understand, but also conveys its importance.
About the Pedagogy
- Quite a bit of informational text accompanies the graphic.
- Further resources for exploration are hyperlinked in the text.
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