Stephanie Standriff ACF Abstract FY12

"Modeling the Melting of Permafrost by Climate Change"

National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) National Conference in Indianapolis

Thawing permafrost impacts infrastructure and disrupts water and carbon cycles. We will be modeling the melting of permafrost by climate change with data from thermochron iButtons. During our presentation, we will build the permafrost model, take temperatures, and ask our audience members to graph results and compare to real permafrost data.