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Weather Prediction Technology: Links for Students

NOAAWatch, NOAA's All Hazard Monitor

NOAAWatch provides current data and information on environmental threats including oil spills, hurricanes, tsunamis, space weather, and explains the role of NOAA in prediction, monitoring, and recovery from environmental hazards.
http://www.noaawatch.gov/
Features: Graphics/Multimedia, Data Sources, Ask an Expert, Career Info


Satellite Meteorology

This course was developed for middle and high school students to help them develop an understanding of satellite meteorology. The course modules offer hands-on exercises, problems with solutions, and assessments.
http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/satmet/
Features: Hands-on Investigation, Online Interactivity, Graphics/Multimedia, Assessment, Data Sources, A Bit of History


Predicting the Weather: Forecasting

Weather is unpredictable and scientists use new technologies combined with traditional methods to develop forecasts that benefit and protect people.
http://eo.ucar.edu/basics/wx_4.html
Features: Lesson Ideas


Fahrenheit and Celsius Temperature Scales

Learn the relationship between the Fahrenheit and Celsius scales. Convert temperatures between the two temperature scales with a conversion calculator and learn the math behind the conversion calculator.
http://www.k12.wa.us/EdTech/Athena/curric/weather/fahrcels.html
Features: Online Interactivity, A Bit of History


NASA Earth Observatory Data and Images

Global views of what's happening on our planet. See the amount of rainfall on Earth between certain dates.
http://eob.gsfc.nasa.gov/Observatory/Datasets/rainfall.gpcp.html
Features: Online Interactivity, Graphics/Multimedia, Data Sources


Conversion and Decoder Charts

Need to interpret some weather data? Access this page to get conversion charts for temperature, wind chill, the Beaufort Scale, heat index, and knots to miles per hour.
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/conversion/mppconversion.html
Features: Data Sources


Radar-ology

Radar has become an essential tool for analyzing and predicting the weather. Learn more about the science behind radar with graphics and video clips.
http://www.fi.edu/weather/radar/radar.html

Features: Online Interactivity, Graphics/Multimedia, A Bit of History


Weather Experiments

The experiments on this page give you a firsthand look at weather conditions and the tools scientists use for prediction.
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/elp/kids/experiments.shtml
Features: Hands-on Investigation, Career Info


Listening to Raindrops Underwater

This site is a little different when talking about precipitation because you can listen to what rain sounds like if you were underwater.
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Study/Rain/rain.html
Features: Graphics/Multimedia, Data Sources, A Bit of History


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