Virtual Field Labs – Abrupt Climate Disruptions with Dr. Erich Osterberg

Dr. Erich Osterberg explores abrupt climate disruptions in the past as a way to predict the abrupt climate changes we can expect in the future. These videos are part of the U.S. Ice Drilling Program's School of Ice Virtual Field Lab series.

Abrupt Climate Disruptions with Dr. Erich Osterberg

Curriculum ConnectionsMath: Dimensional Analysis/Factor Label calculations. Math: Graphing - could extend to slope calculations. Chemistry-ion analysis in ice cores. Biology-tree ring analysis. Historic weather patterns. Climate Change - melting rate of Greenland.
Student EngagementGraphing data sets, analyzing/interpreting graphs, making data tables, constructing graphs, analyzing trends in data, converting units, and estimating data from graphs
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)1) Science and Engineering Practices: Asking Questions and Defining Problems; Planning and Carrying Out Investigations; Analyzing and Interpreting Data; Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking; Engaging in Argument From Evidence. 2) Disciplinary Core Ideas: Ecosystems- Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience; Earth Systems; Earth and Human Activity. 3) Crosscutting Concepts: Patterns; Cause and Effect; Systems and System Models; Energy and Matter- Flows, Cycles and Conservation.
CategoryVirtual Field Lab
File TypeYouTube
Using data from ice cores to understand past and current climate disruptions.

School of Ice - Virtual Field Labs - Abrupt Climate Disruptions with Dr. Erich Osterberg

Episode #1

Introduction to Erich and abrupt climate disruptions.

Episode #2

Evidence from the ice.

Episode #3

Greenland is melting!  What should we expect as our climate warms?