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OPAL Cloud ID guide (climate survey)

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Note: We are no longer accepting results for the OPAL Climate Survey but you can still study climate using the resources.

In Activity 1, you can look for contrails - the tracks that planes leave behind in the sky. Contrails are important because they may contribute to the warming of our climate by preventing some infrared radiation leaving the earth.

In Activity 2 and 3, you can explore how wind at cloud height can be different from what we experience at ground level, with the help of mirrors and bubbles.

Pond Puzzlers

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Quiz sheet relating to what you are likely to find in your local pond. Can be used as a stand alone activity or as part of the Water Survey Education Pack.

Orchard Biodiversity

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Orchards were once widespread in the UK but are now disappearing. Studies carried out by Natural England in 2004 and 2012 found that orchards contain a mosaic of habitats and are hotspots for biodiversity. OPAL have developed a guide to help with surveying and conserving orchard biodiversity. 

 

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