Top Trumps Card Game: NOAA's Greenhouse Gas Sampling Network

The monitoring of greenhouse gases globally is an exceptionally important job and is highly logistical. The Carbon Cycle Greenhouse Gases (CCGG) group of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Global Monitoring Division (GMD) have locations all around the world from where their greenhouse gas air samples come from. This network is a major part of the global monitoring efforts, collaborating with a large number of organisations and government agencies. In this pack are a set of cards for a selection of 40 greenhouse gas sampling sites. Each card contains a range of information useful for discussion and development of further teaching resources. Some teaching ideas can be found on the 'Teaching ideas’ card and a glossary of each card’s attributes are found on the ‘Attributes glossary’ card. Higher resolution images and a spreadsheet of card data are provided. The cards are set out on letter-sized paper which can be printed directly onto a sticker sheet (Avery 8163 - 2”x4”), trimmed and stuck onto blank playing cards. Alternatively feel free to give the card images to any third-party printer who will make playing cards for you!
Kit Rackley - UK Educational Practitioner and NOAA Affiliate (Dec 2017)

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Created: Dec 1, 2017

Updated: Aug 30, 2019

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