2016 OCR A Level Geography

Recommended Resources to Support the Teaching of Weather and Climate within this Specification

Key Overview Resources

RGS-IGB A level subject content overview Weather and Climate

Climate change updates for A level geography – supporting the 2016 specifications

Coasts

2013/14 storms

Earth’s Life Support Systems: Carbon Cycle

Met Office In Depth introduction to the carbon cycle.

The changing Carbon Cycle , Carbon Cycle Feedbacks

Water Cycle

Met Office In Depth introduction to the water cycle.

Causes of Precipitation – Orographic rain A case study of orographic rainfall and Foehn winds in Scotland with images for students Image 1, Image 2, Image 3, Image 4, Image 5Clouds

The Changing water cycle, Amazon Basin case study

Positive and Negative Feedback Loops within and between the carbon and water cycles

Changes in the Arctic Tundra Carbon release from the Arctic

Carbon Change Schools Project Module 2 – feedback mechanisms, Carbon Cycle Feedbacks, Ecosystem Feedbacks from Carbon and Water Cycle Changes

Changes to the Carbon and Water Cycles, The Impact of Long Term Climate Change on the Carbon and Water cycles: The changing Carbon Cycle The Changing water cycle

Climate Change

The Earth’s Climate is Dynamic – Past climate change teaching resources

Anthropogenic climate change

Discover how to use a cheap infrared thermometer to measure the greenhouse effect

Case studies of one AC and one EDC to illustrate their contribution to anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions over time.

Country by country emissions of greenhouse gases with case studies from Gemany , Poland , the USA and China

Why is there a debate over climate change?

Simple climate change debate Teachers’ Guide Debate Card 1 Debate Card 2 Climate Change Scepticism PowerPoint

Coming soon: negotiations resource

In What ways Can Humans Respond to Climate Change?

Future Emission Scenarios Projected emissions and their impacts on climate Climate Modelling Adaptation Mitigation

Climate Engineering

Carbon Capture and Storage and some further useful links

Carbon Trading the EU Emissions Trading Scheme

Developing the Indian Solar Industry The Impact of sea level rise on Bangladesh The Impact of Climate Change on Sea Level

Future of Food: Food Security

The Impact of Climate change on Food Security

Other useful links.

Further A level resources.

Link to the full OCR specification