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MetEd - The El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Cycle

This Webcast, is an expert lecture by Dr. Vernon Kousky of NOAA/CPC, entitled "The El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Cycle". The presentation covers the identification and global weather impacts associated with both phases of ENSO. This version of the presentation has enhanced graphics and has been modified to include an introduction to the newly established “Operational Niño Index” (ONI). A forecaster who attended the original classroom presentation on The ENSO Cycle had the following to say... “[This lecture was the] best presentation of the workshop! Very comprehensive, from the basics to the more complex issues, easy to follow, and great use of graphics. The presenter did an excellent job of relating the presentation topics to forecasters.”

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Mathematics Freshman Seminar Course - A Climate of Uncertainty

This collection contains the teaching materials I used for designing the Freshman Science Seminar Mathematics 190 - A Climate of Uncertainty at UNC-Chapel Hill Fall 2013.   This collection is maintained as a reference for other instructors interested in teaching about climate change using open curriculum.  I made extensive use of the training modules provided by MetEd to utilize a "flipped classroom" approach.  Traditional lecturing was largely replaced by assigning the training modules in this collection for homework and having my students send me their quiz scores.  In class, I utilized a mix of "read and report" group presentations, discussions, roleplays, and modelling exercises on laptops.   I encourage others to build and improve on the ideas I had for this course, and to contact me  with questions related to the materials and course design.



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