Designed as an online tool allowing users to examine climate change and variability at different time scales, the Climate TimeLine has been developed through a CIRES Innovative Research Grant through the NOAA Paleoclimatology Program which is part of the National Climatic Data Center. The work has been conducted with the assistance of the National Geophysical ... Data Center (NGDC), located at NOAA's Boulder Laboratory.
The Climate TimeLine has been selected by the National Science Teachers Association's SciLinks Program for excellence in science education. In particular, the Climate TimeLine helps in the following science education standard:
Site Features ----------- - Data Access: One stop shopping for climatic characterizations and resources. - Tutorial: Demo of how to use the CTL to gain insight into climatic variability. - Glossary: Weather, climate, time-scale and evolutionary terms. - About the CTL:"What is the Climate TimeLine Information Tool?" and other frequently asked questions. - What is Variability? An overview of climate variance from formation to Earth to one hour scale. - Site Map: View the layout of the CTL. - Quiz: Test your knowledge of climate change. (Password required). - Climate Conundrum Quiz: 64 questions on the how's and why's of climate variability. - CTL Evaluation Resources: Assessing the proto-type and what's involved.
[Text Extracted from the Climate TimeLine Home Page]