For Educators        

CAMEL - Climate, Adaptation, Mitigation, E-Learning

CAMEL is a free, comprehensive, interdisciplinary, multi-media online resource for faculty members and other educators to enable them to effectively teach about climate change causes, consequences, solutions, and actions.

You can upload resources, build your own website, collaborate on curricular materials, teach a course, give an exam or implement a survey.

The resource types include: Articles, Risk Assessment Tools, Assignments, Audio/podcasts, Case Studies, Correlation Views, Datasets, Glossary, Field Exercises, Games, Images, Lab Exercises, Lectures, Modules/Units, PowerPoints, Reports, Simulations, Syllabi/Lesson Plans, Videos, Websites, White Papers, Blogs, and Discussion Boards.



 

Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN)

The CLEAN project, a part of the National Science Digital Library, provides a reviewed collection of resources coupled with the tools to enable an online community to share and discuss teaching about climate and energy science.

 


NOAA Photo and Multimedia Resources

NOAA provides a variety of resources which are in the public domain including photos, videos, and slide sets on Climate as well as a variety of other Earth Science topics.

 

Resources        

Climate Change Hits Home: The Risk to Kansas

Over the next century, climate change poses significant risks for Kansas – and eastern and western Kansas will be affected in very different ways. This overview summarizes recent research conducted by University of Kansas scientists Drs. Nathaniel Brunsell and Johannes Feddema, and assistants Trish Jackson, Aubrey Jones, and Kelly Logan. Dr. Feddema is also an IPCC scientist.


Efficient Crop Water Use in Kansas

This publication describes the climate of Kansas, tillage and residue effects on crops and soils, center pivot irrigation, water requirements, cropping systems, cover crops, row spacing, nutrients, and weed control. 44 p.

 


Climate Change: Lines of Evidence

 

 

This video from the National Academies of Sciences(1) summarizes the current state of knowledge about climate change; (2) explains some impacts expected in this century and beyond; and (3) examines how science can help inform choices about managing and reducing the risks posed by climate change.

 


 Global Climate Change Impacts

Global Climate Change Impacts in the US (2009)

This web page will introduce and lead you through the content of the most comprehensive and authoritative report of its kind. The report summarizes the science and the impacts of climate change on the United States, now and in the future. It focuses on climate change impacts in different regions of the U.S. and on various aspects of society and the economy such as energy, water, agriculture, and health. It’s also a report written in plain language, with the goal of better informing public and private decision making at all levels.

 

 


 Open Climate Science 101

Three thousand non-science major undergraduates at the University of Chicago have taken this class since 1995, and learned the science behind the forecast for a human influence on Earth's climate. The story combines physics, chemistry, biology, and Earth and atmospheric science.

The content of this class is now being served to the Internet world at large. You can watch video lectures followed by quizzes to stimulate your understanding, and work your way through tutorial exercises letting you get hands-on with interactive models and simple mathematical ideas. You can work at your own pace, on your own time.

 


 

NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory

The National Environmental Visualization laboratory features images and animations created from NOAA satellite data, primarily the GOES and POES spacecraft. Imagery is available in JPG or PNG format in medium or high resolution formats. Animations and Videos are available in MPEG-4 format.


 

Climate Data and Products from the NOAA Climate Program Office

The Climate Program Office offers a variety of climate data resources. A full list can be found at http://www.cpo.noaa.gov/index.jsp?pg=./data_products/data_index.jsp&data=catalog