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Applets for Atmospheric Science Education
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Applets for Atmospheric Science Education

This is a collection of Java applets that can be run through ... (more)

This is a collection of Java applets that can be run through web browsers. Each applet is designed to present a concept generally related to atmospheric science and is highly interactive to encourage discovery. Topics include satellite image interpretation, the formation of contrails, a hurricane model and solar radiation intensity as it varies with latitude and time of year. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Interactive
Simulations
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
Author:
Steve Ackerman
Tom Whittaker
Applications of Continuum Mechanics to Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Spring 2006
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Applications of Continuum Mechanics to Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Spring 2006

Practical applications of the continuum concept for deformation of solids and fluids, ... (more)

Practical applications of the continuum concept for deformation of solids and fluids, emphasizing force balance. Stress tensor, infinitesimal and finite strain, and rotation tensors developed. Constitutive relations applicable to geological materials, including elastic, viscous, brittle, and plastic deformation. Solutions to classical problems in geodynamics. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Hager, Bradford H.
Applications of NWP Concepts
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Applications of NWP Concepts

This is a planned series of short case studies demonstrating critical thinking ... (more)

This is a planned series of short case studies demonstrating critical thinking in the use of NWP products based on an understanding of the characteristics and limitations of NWP models and the NWP forecast process. We welcome any comments you may have regarding the case content, its discussion, or the instructional use and benefits of this material. In particular, we are interested in any additions or modifications to this type of case discussion that would make it more relevant and useful for the training of your forecasters. (less)

Subject:
Geoscience
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
COMET/MetEd Program Collection
Author:
COMET
Applying Diagnostic and Forecast Tools: Forecasting Fog and Low Stratus
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Applying Diagnostic and Forecast Tools: Forecasting Fog and Low Stratus

This module discusses how to apply various observational data and remote sensing ... (more)

This module discusses how to apply various observational data and remote sensing tools such as satellite, METARS, soundings, profilers, radar, and model analyses to diagnose the potential for fog and/or low stratus. Various forecast tools (such as model forecast fields, forecast soundings, and BUFKIT) used to assess fog and/or low stratus potential onset, intensity, and duration are also examined. This module is part of the Distance Learning Course 1: Forecasting Fog and Low Stratus. (less)

Subject:
Geoscience
Education
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
COMET/MetEd Program Collection
Author:
COMET
Aqua: AIRS, AMSU, HSB, AMSR-E, CERES, MODIS
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Aqua: AIRS, AMSU, HSB, AMSR-E, CERES, MODIS

Aqua, Latin for water, is a NASA Earth Science satellite mission named ... (more)

Aqua, Latin for water, is a NASA Earth Science satellite mission named for the large amount of information that the mission is collecting about the Earth's water cycle, including evaporation from the oceans, water vapor in the atmosphere, clouds, precipitation, soil moisture, sea ice, land ice, and snow cover on the land and ice. Additional variables also measured by Aqua include radiative energy fluxes, aerosols, vegetation cover on the land, phytoplankton and dissolved organic matter in the oceans, and air, land, and water temperatures. This brochure provides a comprehensive overview of the Aqua spacecraft, instruments, science, and data products. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Readings
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA
Aqua: AIRS, AMSU, HSB, AMSR-E, CERES, MODIS
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Aqua: AIRS, AMSU, HSB, AMSR-E, CERES, MODIS

This brochure provides an overview of the Aqua spacecraft, instruments, science, and ... (more)

This brochure provides an overview of the Aqua spacecraft, instruments, science, and data products Aqua, Latin for water, is a NASA Earth Science satellite mission named for the large amount of information that the mission is collecting about the Earth's water cycle, including evaporation from the oceans, water vapor in the atmosphere, clouds, precipitation, soil moisture, sea ice, land ice, and snow cover on the land and ice. Additional variables also measured by Aqua include radiative energy fluxes, aerosols, vegetation cover on the land, phytoplankton and dissolved organic matter in the oceans, and air, land, and water temperatures. Note: this guide was produced before Aqua was launched; for the most recent information on Aqua, go to http://aqua.nasa.gov. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Ecology
Engineering
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Reference
Textbooks
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Earth and Space Science Reviewed Collection
The Archean Age
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The Archean Age

The Archean Age is a Windows to the Universe Exploratour and provides ... (more)

The Archean Age is a Windows to the Universe Exploratour and provides information and images about the development of Earth layers and atmosphere, volcanism, the formation of the ocean, the evolution of life, and continent development. Windows to the Universe is a user-friendly learning system pertaining to the Earth and Space sciences. The objective of this project is to develop an innovative and engaging web site that spans the Earth and Space sciences and includes a rich array of documents, including images, movies, animations, and data sets that explore the Earth and Space sciences and the historical and cultural ties between science, exploration and the human experience. Links at the top of each page allow users to navigate between beginner, intermediate, and advanced options for each topic level. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Interactive
Reference
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
Author:
Roberta Johnson
Arctic Climatology and Meteorology Primer for Newcomers to the North
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Arctic Climatology and Meteorology Primer for Newcomers to the North

This primer introduces basic concepts about the arctic, including weather and climate, ... (more)

This primer introduces basic concepts about the arctic, including weather and climate, synoptic meteorology, and optical and acoustic phenomena. Sections on factors affecting arctic weather and climate include: latitude, land/sea distribution, solar radiation, air temperature and pressure, winds, humidity, clouds, precipitation, and arctic energy budget. Sections on factors affecting weather patterns cover: cyclones, anticyclones, the polar vortex, semipermanent highs and lows, polar lows, the arctic as a heat sink, arctic oscillation, feedback loops, and climate change. There is also a photo gallery based on life on a Russian North Pole drifting station. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Reference
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
Arctic Meteorology and Oceanography
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Arctic Meteorology and Oceanography

Diminishing sea ice has opened the Arctic to navigation and operations like ... (more)

Diminishing sea ice has opened the Arctic to navigation and operations like never before. Forecasters are increasingly predicting weather in support of those operations. This module is intended to provide forecasters with a brief introduction to the Arctic, including its geography, climatology, and the forecast problems they are likely to encounter. The module follows a U.S. Coast Guard Cutter on a voyage from Dutch Harbor, in the Aleutian Islands, to Barrow, on the north coast of Alaska. Various topics are addressed along the way in a series of short, stand-alone lessons. (less)

Subject:
Geoscience
Physics
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
COMET/MetEd Program Collection
Author:
COMET
Arctic Ozone Hole from Earth Probe TOMS: February 1, 1997 through May 31, 1997
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Arctic Ozone Hole from Earth Probe TOMS: February 1, 1997 through May 31, 1997

Ozone measurements from Earth Probe TOMS for February 1, 1997 through May ... (more)

Ozone measurements from Earth Probe TOMS for February 1, 1997 through May 31, 1997 showing the formation of an Arctic ozone hole (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
NASA
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
Scientific Visualization Studio
Author:
Greg Shirah
Paul Newman
Arctic Sea Ice
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Arctic Sea Ice

In this activity, learners explore how the area of Arctic sea ice ... (more)

In this activity, learners explore how the area of Arctic sea ice has changed over recent years. First, learners graph the area of Arctic sea ice over time from 1979 to 2007. Then, learners use this information to extrapolate what the area will be in 2018 and graph their predictions. In part two of the activity, learners make a flip book to simulate the sea changes they just graphed. This resource includes background information related to the Northwest Passage and questions for learners to answer after completing this activity. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Mathematics
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Technology
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Beverly L. Meier
NOAA
Arctic Story Puzzles
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Arctic Story Puzzles

This activity has three story puzzles learners can solve to learn about ... (more)

This activity has three story puzzles learners can solve to learn about life in the Arctic. Through this story-sequencing activity, learners will explore how life for polar bears and the native Inuit people is being affected by climate change. Activity includes three puzzles as PDF files. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
American Museum of Natural History
Are Cold Liquids more Dense than Warm Liquids?
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Are Cold Liquids more Dense than Warm Liquids?

This activity promotes student understanding of some of the movements that take ... (more)

This activity promotes student understanding of some of the movements that take place when warmer water and cooler water interface, and how differences in densities, resulting from variations in temperature, set molecules of liquids and gases in motion. Resources needed for the investigation include a large clear plastic container, a thermometer, metric measuring cup, food coloring, water, and ice. The resource includes background information, teaching tips and questions to guide student discussion. This is chapter 9 of Meteorology: An Educator's Resource for Inquiry-Based Learning for Grades 5-9. The guide includes a discussion of learning science, the use of inquiry in the classroom, instructions for making simple weather instruments, and more than 20 weather investigations ranging from teacher-centered to guided and open inquiry investigations. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Geoscience
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Are We Warming Earth?
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Are We Warming Earth?

In the culminating activity of this investigation, students write an editorial entitled, ... (more)

In the culminating activity of this investigation, students write an editorial entitled, Are We Warming Earth?, in which they attempt to persuade readers to take global warming seriously. Leading up to that activity, students read background material and interpret a variety of supporting graphs, diagrams and charts. The supplemental material focuses on global warming- the causes, effects on physical systems, and effects on human systems. The URL opens to the investigation directory, with links to teacher and student materials, lesson extensions, resources, teaching tips, and assessment strategies. This is Investigation 3 of three found in the Grades 9-12 Module 3 of Mission Geography. The Mission Geography curriculum integrates data and images from NASA missions with the National Geography Standards. Each of the three investigations in Module 3, while related, can be done independently. (less)

Subject:
Engineering
Geoscience
Physics
Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Are You Kyoto Cool?
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Are You Kyoto Cool?

Students will complete this survey that determines their personal and household contributions ... (more)

Students will complete this survey that determines their personal and household contributions to atmospheric Carbon dioxide by using information about their previous year's consumption. They will understand that Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas produced by the combustion of fossil fuels, and that its production can be minimized by taking personal steps to conserve. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Interactive
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
New York State Earth Science Instructional Collection
Author:
Glenn Dolphin
Around and Around it Goes
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Around and Around it Goes

The difficulties in predicting landfall of a hurricane are modeled In this ... (more)

The difficulties in predicting landfall of a hurricane are modeled In this kinesthetic activity. Students predict the trajectory of a ball rolled to their partner. They conduct several trials, predicting the path of the ball, observing the actual path, and recording their results. The student worksheet includes questions that connect the activity to the observations and data that meteorologists consider when predicting the path of a hurricane. The resource is part of the teacher's guide accompanying the video, NASA SCI Files: The Case of the Phenomenal Weather. Lesson objectives supported by the video, additional resources, teaching tips and an answer sheet are included in the teacher's guide. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Geoscience
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
The Asian Monsoon and Data Assimilation
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The Asian Monsoon and Data Assimilation

This interactive, student-centered CD-ROM focuses on the Asian monsoon season. Students are ... (more)

This interactive, student-centered CD-ROM focuses on the Asian monsoon season. Students are guided through an investigative journey studying weather and climate patterns and their effects on the local and world environments. The CD-ROM contains complete teacher, student and resource guides for high school audiences and a Data Visualizer with 4,000 data graphs. A presentation of how the Asian monsoon is studied through Data Assimilation contains 7 QuickTime movies of data and scenes from Asia. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lecture Notes
Reference
Simulations
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Earth and Space Science Reviewed Collection