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CoVis-Weather World 2010 Coriolis Force Page
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CoVis-Weather World 2010 Coriolis Force Page

With graphics and a brief video clip, the Coriolis effect is concisely ... (more)

With graphics and a brief video clip, the Coriolis effect is concisely and effectively explained. This site is part of the WW2010 Project and features current weather data and detailed explanatory/instructional material as well as curricular materials, archived products and case studies. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Reference
Simulations
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Earth and Space Science Education Collection
Author:
Bob Wilhelmson
Dynamics of the Atmosphere, Spring 2008
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Dynamics of the Atmosphere, Spring 2008

This course begins with a study of the role of dynamics in ... (more)

This course begins with a study of the role of dynamics in the general physics of the atmosphere, the consideration of the differences between modeling and approximation, and the observed large-scale phenomenology of the atmosphere. Only then are the basic equations derived in rigorous manner. The equations are then applied to important problems and methodologies in meteorology and climate, with discussions of the history of the topics where appropriate. Problems include the Hadley circulation and its role in the general circulation, atmospheric waves including gravity and Rossby waves and their interaction with the mean flow, with specific applications to the stratospheric quasi-biennial oscillation, tides, the super-rotation of Venus' atmosphere, the generation of atmospheric turbulence, and stationary waves among other problems. The quasi-geostrophic approximation is derived, and the resulting equations are used to examine the hydrodynamic stability of the circulation with applications ranging from convective adjustment to climate. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Lindzen, Richard
El Nino: The Weather Maker
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El Nino: The Weather Maker

This lesson focuses upon the scientific phenomenon of El Nino. Learners will ... (more)

This lesson focuses upon the scientific phenomenon of El Nino. Learners will also explore the possible link between human-induced global warming, and El Nino as a possible distributor of global warming's extra energy. Links to related sites are included. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA
Author:
Lynn Birdsong
El Nino: The Weather Maker
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El Nino: The Weather Maker

This lesson focuses upon the scientific phenomenon of El Nino. Learners will ... (more)

This lesson focuses upon the scientific phenomenon of El Nino. Learners will also explore the possible link between human-induced global warming, and El Nino as a possible distributor of global warming's extra energy. Links to related sites are included. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Interactive
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Earth and Space Science Education Collection
Author:
Lynn Birdsong
Hurricane Research Division: Frequently Asked Questions
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Hurricane Research Division: Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ web site from the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory answers ... (more)

This FAQ web site from the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory answers various questions regarding hurricanes, typhoons and tropical cyclones. Technical references are given throughout the site for additional information. This site can help answer some of the questions that users may have about the characteristics of these catastrophic storms, how they are monitored and forecasted, and some of the research topics that are being addressed today. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Education
Material Type:
Case Study
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Interactive
Reference
Student Guide
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Earth and Space Science Education Collection
Author:
Christopher Landsea
Introduction to Tropical Meteorology, 2nd Edition, Chapter 3: Global Circulation
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Introduction to Tropical Meteorology, 2nd Edition, Chapter 3: Global Circulation

The chapter begins with a review of the general principles of atmospheric ... (more)

The chapter begins with a review of the general principles of atmospheric motion including scale analysis of tropical motions. An overview of the general circulation of the atmosphere and ocean is presented including stratospheric general circulation. Special emphasis is given to the Hadley circulation including its maintenance, seasonal migration, northern and southern hemispheric differences, and the contrast between tropical and midlatitude wind systems. Tropical circulations are examined in a theoretical framework as responses to heating at the equator. Regional monsoons, their conceptual models, seasonal evolution, and variability are explored. Modeling of the general circulation is examined in a focus section. (less)

Subject:
Geoscience
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
COMET/MetEd Program Collection
Author:
COMET
Regional Study Guide: Review for Aeronautical Forecasters in Africa, selections from Introduction to Tropical Meteorology, 2nd edition
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Regional Study Guide: Review for Aeronautical Forecasters in Africa, selections from Introduction to Tropical Meteorology, 2nd edition

This Regional Study Guide highlights the sections of the Introduction to Tropical ... (more)

This Regional Study Guide highlights the sections of the Introduction to Tropical Meteorology, 2nd Edition online textbook that are applicable to aeronautical forecasting operations in Africa. Topics include remote sensing, global circulations, tropical variability, tropical cyclones and the challenges encountered when forecasting tropical weather. The guide consists of a list of links to the content in the textbook and has its own stand-alone quiz. (less)

Subject:
Geoscience
Technology
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
COMET/MetEd Program Collection
Author:
COMET
The Vast Oceans
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The Vast Oceans

This site provides background information about the relationship between ocean currents and ... (more)

This site provides background information about the relationship between ocean currents and surface winds. There are links to images, JPL missions and instruments, and an El Nino site. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Material Type:
Readings
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Earth and Space Science Education Collection
Author:
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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