DUST PIRE: Exploring Atmospheric Dust and Climate

Principal Investigators: Becca Hatheway, Lisa Gardiner
Funder: NSF PIRE via the University of Rochester

Short Summary:

UCAR Center for Science Education worked with scientists from several U.S. universities, led by a team from the University of Rochester, to develop educational resources about the carbon cycle and related processes in Central Asia and the Pacific Ocean that influence climate change. To be used at public science events and in museums around the country, these materials include an interactive station-based game, a hands-on activity exploring dust and other sediments, a map-based interactive Google slide deck, datasets viewable in augmented reality using the MeteoAR app, and interpretive materials that will accompany Science On a Sphere® (SOS) visualizations of dust transport in the atmosphere. You can find all of these resources in English and in Mandarin on the Exploring Atmospheric Dust and Climate page.