Sunday, June 15, 2008


Greenland has a very cool flag...
Of course it's not called Greenland by everybody: Kalaallit Nunaat...
It is an amazing place, and the Wikipedia article has some very useful information.

There is a GREENLAND statistics site here.

Here are some questions for this section of the Pre-Release booklet.
The focus is a place called NUUK. This is also known as Godthab.
Here is the climate information for NUUK.

Why not go here on HOLIDAY. There are quite a few YOU TUBE videos too...

Use this in relation to the work in the booklet...

Location Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Nuuk -4.4 -4.5 -4.8 -0.8 3.5 7.7 10.6 9.9 6.3 1.7 -1.0 -3.3 1.74 Mean Daily High
-10.1 -10.6 -10.6 -6.1 -1.5 1.3 3.8 3.8 1.6 -2.5 -5.8 -8.7 -3.89 Mean Daily Low
39 47 50 46 55 62 82 89 88 70 74 54 756 Precipitation

Here are the questions:

1. What is the precipitation in Nuuk in June ? (1)
2. What is the temperature range in Nuuk ? (2) (for this you need to subtract the lowest temperature from the highest - don't forget that there may be some negative values involved here...)
3. List 6 reasons why tourists might visit Greenland.
4. What makes Greenland an extreme environment ?
5. How might Greenland change in the future ?
6. What was your example of an extreme environment ?
7. Describe how 3 different groups of people are making use of Greenland.
8. Name one group of people who live in Alaska in a sustainable way.

Public thanks to Tony Cassidy again for sending me a very nice FUGIS document to use with this final week of preparation.

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