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As storms and sea level rise reshape beaches, volunteers keep track of changing coasts
NOAA's Sea Grant network facilitates community monitoring of local beaches in New Hampshire. Using two poles joined by a rope, volunteers measure the shape and slope of the beach relative to the horizon.
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit: Iñupiat preserve food and traditions on Alaska's North Slope
Nuiqsut is a traditional Iñupiat community located in Alaska's North Slope region. Local residents are working to adapt their livelihoods to the changing climate, addressing food insecurity and other issues. Consult the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit for more details.
Teaching climate: why is carbon an important element?
Students explore the carbon cycle and the relationship between atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations and temperature. Students create and compare graphs of carbon dioxide and temperature data from one local meteorological station (Mauna Loa, Hawaii) and one NASA global data set.