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Introduction to Climatology
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Introduction to Climatology

This module provides an overview of climatology, the study of climate. The ... (more)

This module provides an overview of climatology, the study of climate. The module begins by examining the drivers that combine to create the climate regions of the world—from those at the mesoscale (local) level to those at the synoptic-scale (continental) and global-scale levels. Examples include locally dominant winds, air masses, fronts, ocean currents, Earth’s rotation around the sun, and latitude. Each discussion of a climate driver has an ‘example/exploration’ segment, where the information is applied to several cities. The module also examines a scheme for classifying the world’s climate zones, the sources and uses of climate information, and some of its limitations. The module is intended for a wide range of users, from forecasters and scientists to those in business and government as well as the general public—in short, anyone interested in learning about climatology. Some familiarity with basic meteorology is useful although not required. (less)

Subject:
Geoscience
Physics
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
COMET/MetEd Program Collection
Author:
COMET
The Jet Stream and Horizontal Temperature Gradients
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The Jet Stream and Horizontal Temperature Gradients

Explore and manipulate the relationship between wind speed and temperature gradients in ... (more)

Explore and manipulate the relationship between wind speed and temperature gradients in this interactive activity adapted from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Interactive
Reference
Simulations
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
PBS Learning Media
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
DLESE Community Collection
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Satellite Meteorology: GOES Channel Selection V2
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Satellite Meteorology: GOES Channel Selection V2

This module is an update to the previous Satellite Meteorology: GOES Channel ... (more)

This module is an update to the previous Satellite Meteorology: GOES Channel Selection module. It reviews the five GOES imager channels and their use, incorporating conceptual visualizations and numerous imagery examples. The module also includes updated information on improvements for the GOES-13, -14 and -15 satellites. Highlights include a higher resolution 13.3 micrometer CO2 channel (GOES-14 & -15), modified spectral response of the visible channel, improved radiometric performance and pixel geolocation, and shortened data outages during the fall and spring satellite eclipse periods. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Computing and Information
Geoscience
Life Science
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
COMET/MetEd Program Collection
Author:
COMET
Tornado!
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Tornado!

Students learn about tornadoes - their basic characteristics, damage and occurrence. Students ... (more)

Students learn about tornadoes - their basic characteristics, damage and occurrence. Students are introduced to the ways that engineers consider strong winds, specifically tornadoes, in their design of structures. Also, students learn how tornadoes are rated, and learn some basics of tornado safety. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Engineering
Geoscience
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Jessica Todd
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Melissa Straten
TeachEngineering.org
Water Vapor Imagery: Water Vapor and Jet Streams
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Water Vapor Imagery: Water Vapor and Jet Streams

This is a self-paced, on-line tutorial where learners can identify and analyze ... (more)

This is a self-paced, on-line tutorial where learners can identify and analyze jet streams using water vapor imagery from weather satellites. Learners are introduced to the concept and function of the water vapor channel and how these images compare with weather models. An optional embedded refresher tutorial with providing meteorological background information about jet streams supports student-centered investigations in three learning scenarios: a jet stream tracking challenge made by a TV meteorologist, analyzing data in a in-air turbulence scenario involving an airline pilot, and a decision-making challenge involving the launching and tracking of a weather balloon. This resource is part of the tutorial series, Satellite Observations in Science Education, and is the third of three modules in the tutorial, Water Vapor Imagery. (Note: requires Java plug-in) (less)

Subject:
Engineering
Geoscience
Technology
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Reference
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Weather Stations: Storms
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Weather Stations: Storms

In this activity, learners test how cornstarch and glitter in water move ... (more)

In this activity, learners test how cornstarch and glitter in water move when disturbed. Learners compare their observations with videos of Jupiter's and Earth's storm movements. This activity is one station that can be combined with other stations for an hour and half lesson on weather patterns on Jupiter and Earth. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Chemistry
Engineering
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Lunar and Planetary Institute
NASA
Weather Stations: Winds
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Weather Stations: Winds

In this activity, learners use a toaster to generate wind and compare ... (more)

In this activity, learners use a toaster to generate wind and compare the appliance's heat source to Jupiter's own hot interior. Learners discover that convection drives wind on Jupiter and on Earth. This activity is one station that can be combined with other stations for an hour and half lesson on weather patterns on Jupiter and Earth. <br> <br> For safety reasons, this activity should be facilitated by an adult or used as a demonstration only. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Chemistry
Engineering
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Simulations
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Lunar and Planetary Institute
NASA
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