Event Title

Understanding the Relationships Between Weather, Climate, and Proxies

Start Date

1-4-2016 11:30 AM

End Date

1-4-2016 1:00 PM

Description

Research scientists can study past climates on Earth by taking proxies. A proxy is a preserved, physical characteristic of the past which can be used to reconstruct what the climate was like then and compare this information to the present day climate in order to see change over time. Ice cores, tree rings, and sediment cores which include diatoms, forms, microbiota, pollen, gases, and charcoal provide a good deal of information. In this workshop, we will gain a better understanding of the relationship between proxies, weather, and climate by completing several hands-on, interdisciplinary lessons and activities.

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Apr 1st, 11:30 AM Apr 1st, 1:00 PM

Understanding the Relationships Between Weather, Climate, and Proxies

Research scientists can study past climates on Earth by taking proxies. A proxy is a preserved, physical characteristic of the past which can be used to reconstruct what the climate was like then and compare this information to the present day climate in order to see change over time. Ice cores, tree rings, and sediment cores which include diatoms, forms, microbiota, pollen, gases, and charcoal provide a good deal of information. In this workshop, we will gain a better understanding of the relationship between proxies, weather, and climate by completing several hands-on, interdisciplinary lessons and activities.