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Classical Mechanics: A Computational Approach, Fall 2002

Classical Mechanics: A Computational Approach, Fall 2002

Classical mechanics in a computational framework. Lagrangian formulation. Action, variational principles. Hamilton's ... (more)

Classical mechanics in a computational framework. Lagrangian formulation. Action, variational principles. Hamilton's principle. Conserved quantities. Hamiltonian formulation. Surfaces of section. Chaos. Liouville's theorem and Poincar, integral invariants. Poincar,-Birkhoff and KAM theorems. Invariant curves. Cantori. Nonlinear resonances. Resonance overlap and transition to chaos. Properties of chaotic motion. Transport, diffusion, mixing. Symplectic integration. Adiabatic invariants. Many-dimensional systems, Arnold diffusion. Extensive use of computation to capture methods, for simulation, and for symbolic analysis. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Syllabi
Other
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Sussman, Gerald Jay
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Climate Diagnostic Center Plots

Climate Diagnostic Center Plots

Through static map interface, the Climate Diagnostic Center provides access to plots ... (more)

Through static map interface, the Climate Diagnostic Center provides access to plots of current and historical United States temperature, precipitation and PDSI drought maps. The interface allows users to plot the raw data and view map visualizations of data. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Readings
Collection:
NAGT Cutting Edge (SERC)
Provider:
SERC at Carlton College
Author:
NOAA/Climate Diagnostics Center
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Climate Impact of Quadrupling Atmospheric CO2: An overview of GFDL Climate Model Results

Climate Impact of Quadrupling Atmospheric CO2: An overview of GFDL Climate Model Results

In this report, the Global Fluid Dynamics Laboratory Climate Research Group examines ... (more)

In this report, the Global Fluid Dynamics Laboratory Climate Research Group examines the possible climate impacts of quadrupling atmospheric CO2. Several impacts are discussed, surface air temperature warming, sea level rise, thermohaline circulation changes, mid-latitude summer drying, heat index and temperature increases and possible changes in tropical storms and El Nino. This site provides a nice written overview and images regarding changes in climate and oceans due to increased CO2. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Readings
Collection:
Starting Point (SERC)
Provider:
SERC at Carlton College
Author:
Thomas Knutson
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Climate Monitoring and Diagnostic Laboratory: Carbon Cycle Greenhouse Gases

Climate Monitoring and Diagnostic Laboratory: Carbon Cycle Greenhouse Gases

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Monitoring and Diagnostic Laboratory Carbon ... (more)

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Monitoring and Diagnostic Laboratory Carbon Cycle Greenhouse Gases group makes ongoing discrete measurements from land and sea surface sites and aircraft, and continuous measurements from baseline observatories and tall towers. These measurements document the spatial and temporal distributions of carbon-cycle gases and provide essential constraints to our understanding of the global carbon cycle. This website is an interactive atmospheric data visualization tool. This tool enables users to view data, obtain details about sampling locations, manipulate and compare data sets and create custom graphs. Data includes information on a variety of gases, and can be viewed as seasonal patterns, time series, or latitudinal distribution. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Readings
Collection:
Starting Point (SERC)
Provider:
SERC at Carlton College
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Climate Variability

Climate Variability

Atmospheric scientists investigating the possibility that human influences are changing the Earth's ... (more)

Atmospheric scientists investigating the possibility that human influences are changing the Earth's climate confront a significant problem - how do we actually detect climate change? As they participate in this classroom activity, students will develop the understanding that long-term climate averages are the result of significant annual climate variability and that random climate variability makes detecting climate change more difficult. A list of materials, instructions, assessment ideas, and modifications for alternative learners are included. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Collection:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Author:
Michelle Flores
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Close-up view of Hurricane Isabel, September 14, 2003

Close-up view of Hurricane Isabel, September 14, 2003

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on board NASAs Aqua satellite ... (more)

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on board NASAs Aqua satellite captured Hurricane Isabel on September 14, 2003. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Collection:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Provider:
NASA
Author:
Jacques Descloitres
Stuart Snodgrass
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Cloud Observation

Cloud Observation

This lab activity is part of the Starting Point collection. In this ... (more)

This lab activity is part of the Starting Point collection. In this short, serial basic-meteorology lab, students identify different cloud types and estimate cloud cover over a period of several days. This website details learning goals, context for the lab, and teaching notes. A list of teaching materials and links to further resources are also provided. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Readings
Collection:
Starting Point (SERC)
Provider:
SERC at Carlton College
Author:
Rebecca Teed
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Cloud Optical Thickness Effective Particle Radius

Cloud Optical Thickness Effective Particle Radius

MODIS provides new capabilities for measuring the properties of clouds. The sensor ... (more)

MODIS provides new capabilities for measuring the properties of clouds. The sensor measures how much of the globe is covered by clouds, identifies various cloud types, and even enables scientists to determine the sizes of the particles that make up clouds. This latter measurement allows scientists to distinguish clouds made of water droplets from those made of ice crystals, and from those made of snow flakes. In this image, the blue clouds are ice clouds, pink indicates snow clouds, and green shows water clouds. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Collection:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Provider:
NASA
Author:
Stuart Snodgrass
Yoram Kaufman
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Cloud Watch

Cloud Watch

The purpose of this activity is to explore the connections between cloud ... (more)

The purpose of this activity is to explore the connections between cloud type, cloud cover, and weather and stimulate student interest in taking cloud type observations. Students observe cloud type and coverage and weather conditions over a five-day period and correlate these observations. Students make and test predictions using these observations. The intended outcome is that students learn to draw inferences from observations and use them to make and test predictions. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Collection:
Globe Program
Provider:
The GLOBE Program
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Cloudy vs. Clear

Cloudy vs. Clear

Line plots are a useful way to display data especially change over ... (more)

Line plots are a useful way to display data especially change over time. During this lesson, students will view NASA data displaying the amount of the Sun's energy absorbed throughout one calendar year during clear and cloudy sky conditions. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
My NASA DatA+
Provider:
NASA
Author:
Becky Schnekser
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