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Page | 137 INTRODUCTORY GEOLOGY CLIMATE CHANGE 6.8 STUDENT RESPONSES 1. Based exclusively on the data provided and your graph, what conclusion would you make regarding climate change? a. Sea ice is expanding, which indicates an increase in temperature b. Sea ice is expanding, which indicates a decrease in temperature c. Sea ice is contracting, which indicates an increase in temperature d. Sea ice is contracting, which indicates a decrease in temperature 2. What is slope of the line of best Ft for this data? a. 0.008 million square kilometers per year b. 0.05 million square kilometers per year c. -0.05 million square kilometers per year d. 0.017 million square kilometers per year e. -0.17 million square kilometer per year f. 0.033 million square kilometer per year 3. Even though the above data is accurate, give and explain two reasons why this dataset might lead you to an incorrect conclusion regarding global climate change. 4. What is the slope of the line of best Ft you estimated for this data set? Make sure to show your work. 5. What conclusion about climate change could you make from this dataset? How does your result for the extended dataset compare to the results from the data presented in the article (Part A)?
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Page | 121 6.1 INTRODUCTION Climate is an average of the long-term weather patterns across a geographic ar- ea, which is a complicated metric controlled by factors within the lithosphere, at- mosphere, cryosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and anthrosphere as well as factors beyond our own planet. It is helpful to separate out humans from other life (anthro - sphere verses biosphere) for several reasons, primarily because many of our activi- ties are unique amongst life (industrialization) and it is helpful in understanding our role in climate change. Therefore, the science examining past, current, and future climate is extremely complex and interdisciplinary. You may not think of climate as a geological Feld of study, but the history of climate is recorded within rocks, the current climate is altered by geologic events, and future climate will be in±uenced by our use of geological resources such as fossil fuels. In addition to the complex nature of this subject, it is also one, if not the most, important scientiFc Felds of study both in terms of understanding the dynamics and implications of future climate change as well as attempting to combat or mitigate the potential e²ects. Though the basic science behind climate and climate change has been well studied to a point of near consensus within the scientiFc community, there is still signiFcant debate amongst the broader population. This is likely related to many factors beyond science including economics, politics, the portrayal of the science by the media, and the overall public’s scientiFc literacy. Gaining a better under - standing of this issue is di³cult given the enormous wealth of information and disparity in scientiFc literacy. This lab will explore this issue by examining climate data as well as how we, as scientists or scientiFc minded citizens, make interpreta - tions and conclusions regarding data, how it is presented, and how it relates to our understanding of the world around us. 6.1.1 Learning Outcomes After completing this chapter, you should be able to: • Describe the climate system and how di²erent variables are related 6 Climate Change Bradley Deline
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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <kml xmlns=""> <!-- TimeSpan is recommended for GroundOverlays --> <Document> <ScreenOverlay> <name>NOAA Logo</name> <Icon> <href></href> </Icon> <overlayXY x="0" y="1" xunits="fraction" yunits="fraction"/> <screenXY x="0" y="1" xunits="fraction" yunits="fraction"/> <rotationXY x="0" y="0" xunits="fraction" yunits="fraction"/> <size x="100" y="100" xunits="pixels" yunits="pixels"/> </ScreenOverlay> <styleUrl>#intro-style</styleUrl> <Style> <ListStyle id="hideChildren"> <listItemType>checkHideChildren</listItemType> <bgColor>00ffffff</bgColor> <maxSnippetLines>2</maxSnippetLines> </ListStyle> </Style> <Style id="intro-style"> <BalloonStyle> <text>$[description]</text> </BalloonStyle> </Style> <Snippet maxLines="0"></Snippet> <name>Ocean Currents</name> <description><![CDATA[<table width="400"><tr><td><img src="" width="500"><h2>Ocean Currents</h2><p> The water in the ocean is constantly moving. Ocean currents are typically driven by surface wind and can have a huge impact on climate. Northwest Europe is moderately temperate considering its latitude because the Gulf Stream off of the eastern coast of the United States transports warm water north to those areas. In fact, the Atlantic Ocean along the U.S. coast is much warmer than the Pacific Ocean along the U.S. coast because of the warm water transported in the Gulf Stream. In this visualization, a model created by NASA, the color variations denote speed. The lighter green areas are moving faster than the blue areas. </p><p> Along most of the coasts, where the water faces an obstacle, the water’s velocity increases and eddies form. Eddies (small whirlpools) are most readily seen in streams, where they form behind rocks as the water flows around them. The eddies in the ocean follow the same priniciple, but are so large that they are hard to detect. Eddies can also spin off at the edges of currents as they travel through the oceans. An almost constant string of eddies is visible off of the northern coast of South America as an equatorial current from Africa crashes into South America. Eddies are also visible off of many islands around the world.</p> <p>The labels are incorrect for this dataset</p> <h2>Notable Features:</h2> <ul> <li>The Gulf Stream winding its way along the east coast of the U.S.</li> <li>Eddies forming along almost all the coasts</li> </ul> <p>For more informations, visit: id=130</p> </tr></td>]]> </description> <GroundOverlay> <name>Ocean Currents 0 </name> <TimeSpan> <begin> 0 </begin>
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