Antarctica Polar Climate Change
A presentation for the Bay Area Mathematics Project
20 October 2007
The Exploratorium web pages on the science being done in Antarctica can be found here
Paul Doherty's web pages on Antarctic science are here:
The Exploratorium's web pages on the cryosphere are here:
The weather in the past, the record at the poles!
The weather now.
Climate is what you expect. Weather is what you get.
Everybody talks about the weather, nobody does anything about it. Mark Twain.
Earth Atmosphere Scale Model, wrap an earth globe in 0.5 mm thin plastic to show 90% of the atmosphere.
Model the Earth's Atmospheric Composition using rice.
Carbon Dioxide Model, Make a model of CO2 from tennis balls and hacksaw blades to show why it resonates only in the IR.
Temperature model, a model for temperature in a gas using styrofoam balls and a rat cage.
Infrared light, use a digital camera to see the infrared light from your TV remote control.
The weather of the future
Carbon dioxide model
Ice Balloon Meanders
Ice Balloon Explorations
The Balloon Illusion
Ice in a beaker of isopropyl alcohol, it sinks!
Scientific Explorations with Paul Doherty
18 Oct 2007