Students are introduced to the concept of air quality by investigating the composition, properties, atmospheric layers and everyday importance of air. They explore the sources and effects of visible and invisible air pollution. By learning some fundamental meteorology concepts (air pressure, barometers, prediction, convection currents, temperature inversions), students learn the impact of weather on air pollution control and prevention. Looking at models and maps, they explore the consequences o
Feedback shortcuts for assessing writing
Here is a set of comments I use frequently when giving feedback to students. It's designed for EFL writers with an English level equivalent to IELTS 5.5 or above. The links are to sites I regularly use in teaching, and the recommended books are available in my university library. Feel free to adapt according to your students' level, needs and available resources. There are different ways you could exploit the comments set: 1. (on paper) as a cover sheet when returning written work. 2. (in Micros
Orphaned gorillas returned to DRC
July 25 - Rwandan government officials return six orphaned baby gorillas to the DRC after various foiled poaching attempts by Rwandan and Congolese smugglers. Nick Rowlands reports.
Indiana's Water Shortage plan drought triggers
Symposium on Data-Driven Approaches to Droughts (DDAD2011), June 21-22, 2011. A presentation by Jerry Unterreiner of the Indiana Water Shortage Task Force with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. He discusses Indiana's water shortage plan drought triggers.
"Cold War Science, Fall 2008"
" This seminar examines the history and legacy of the Cold War on American science. It explores scientist's new political roles after World War II, ranging from elite policy makers in the nuclear age to victims of domestic anti Communism. It also examines the changing institutions in which the physical sciences and social sciences were conducted during the postwar decades, investigating possible epistemic effects on forms of knowledge. The subject closes by considering the place of science in th
APW2011-From Sorcerers to Cybercrime
From Sorcerers to Cybercrime: with Professor Veronica Taylor, Dr Lennon Chang, Dr Miranda Forsyth, Dr Judith Healy & Dr Jeroen Van Der Heijden. This is the second session of Asia Pacific Week 2011, recorded on Monday 11 July 2011 at The Australian National University
The legal and regulatory systems of the Asia-Pacific offer a rich mix of legal pluralism and complex issues of governance. In this panel, scholars from the Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet) at ANU present examples of interdi
ASSET4 ESG - Using the Company Level Template
This video demonstrates how to access a sampling of company-level environmental, social, and governance data using ThomsonReuters’ Datastream.
ASSET4 ESG-- Environmental, Social, and Governance data -- is available to the MIT community via the dedicated Datastream workstation at Dewey Library. For questions and assistance, visit http://libraries.mit.edu/ask-us/ .
History of Remote Sensing: Landsat's Thematic Mapper (TM)
The Landsat Thematic Mapper is a multispectral imaging sensor added to Landsats 4 and later. This site uses text, photographs, tables, and diagrams to explain how the Thematic Mapper works and the advantages of sensing radiation in wavelengths other than those normally visible to the human eye. It is part of NASA's Remote Sensing Tutorial and links to the rest of the tutorial are provided.
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