A Record of Climate Change

by: Zach Smith

The hydrologic cycle is a very basic scientific principle. In this article, background information is presented on how the hydrologic cycle provides scientists with clues to understanding the history of Earth’s climate. Also detailed is a web-based activity that allows students to learn about how scientists are able to piece together a record of Earth’s climate thanks to a unique ice core drilling program in Greenland.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 9/1/2007Stock # tst07_074_06_48Volume 074Issue 06

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