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GLOBE Watershed Dynamics
Watershed Dynamics is one of four GLOBE Earth System Science Projects (ESSP) writing inquiry-based curriculum materials. Students use My World GISTM and the web-based FieldScope GIS to study water availability and human impacts on the watershed. Curriculum developers at Northwestern University and the GLOBE Program have partnered with scientists from CUAHSI to create student investigations of watershed behavior for local, regional, and national scales. Using specialized GIS tools, students access live scientific datasets to investigate complex earth system science issues like water availability and human impact on flood frequency.
This work is supported in part by NASA and the National Science Foundation under NSF grant GEO-0627923. However, any opinions, findings, conclusions, and/or recommendations are those of the investigators and do not necessarily reflect the views of NASA or the Foundation.