Four parts and each part is worth 50 points.
Your two large graph papers showing the Sun Spot Cycles + Climate (50 points)
Essay on your analysis and the class paleoclimate results 2 to 3 pages. (50 points)
Quiz on paleoclimate from class lecture, powerpoints and on line readings. (50 points)
Group A Essay Assignment, see explanation below (50 points)
Your group will have a total of 4 graphs on two different large graph papers. One paper will align and overlap Solar Cycles for the past 10,000 years with data from climate graph #4. The second large paper will graph and overlap Solar Cycles for the past 1,000 years with graph #5.
After making your large graphs, you will write a 2 to 3 page essay which analyzes the results of your Solar Cycle graphs along with the results from the four other groups. This essay should explain any relationships, either positive or negative, between climate and the variables being graphed. The paper must be had written and should end with a summary of what you learned from this paleoclimate project.
The Paleoclimate quiz will be over the material covered in my three power point presentations and the introductory reading assignments we did from my web page.
Final Research Assignment for Group C: This essay needs to be 2 to 3 pages long and hand written. It should address the following topics.
-What is the greenhouse effect and what are greenhouse gases?
-What is the Solar Cycle and what causes this cycle to occur
-What are some past climate events like the Maunder Minimum which were caused by changes in the solar cycle?
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