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Virtual Courseware for Global Warming

Virtual Courseware for Global Warming

The interactive web-based simulation activity illustrates principles of global warming and climate change due to natural and human caused factors. Global Warming explores climate using an Energy Budget Model and predicts Future Climate Change using data in the Special Report on Emissions Scenarios from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2001) and the Java Climate Model created by Ben Matthews ( The activity includes: • An overview demonstration of the Energy Budget Model and Future Climate Change activities • Animated and interactive tutorials on Milankovitch cycles, seasons on Earth, greenhouse gases, Albedo effects, and carbon and hydrological cycles • Online assessment quizzes for students • A demonstration and instructions for registering (free) your... Show More


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Frank Butcher
Frank Butcher (Faculty)
12 years ago
This is a great site. It shows a great deal of information regarding the causes and effects of global warming. It is great for high school or mddle school students.

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The animations give a lot of insight into the topic. A first time user may have some problems using this sight but with a little guidance it should be very easy to understand.
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