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Convection In the Atmosphere: Links for Students

Remote Sensing Urban Heat Islands

Identify how cities heat up more than rural areas using this interactive Web application.
http://itg1.meteor.wisc.edu/wxwise/museum/a3/a3heatisl.html
Features: Online Interactivity, Graphics/Multimedia 


Sea Breezes

See why a sea breeze occurs at the beach during a warm summer day. This Web site has an explanation with good graphics and links to information about land breezes.
http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/fw/sea/htg.rxml
Features: Graphics/Multimedia


Forces and Winds: Online Meteorology

The purpose of this module is to introduce pressure, how it changes with height, and the importance of high-and low-pressure systems. In addition, this module introduces the pressure gradient, Coriolis forces, and their role in generating wind.
http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/fw/home.rxml
Features: Graphics/Multimedia 


Observe How Air Pressure Affects a Rising Balloon

Try this interactive animation exploring how the height of a hot-air balloon influences both its volume and external air pressure.
http://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/content/visualizations/es1901/es1901page01.cfm?cha...

Features: Online Interactivity, Graphics/Multimedia


The Atmosphere in Motion: Air Pressure, Forces, and Winds

An extensive introduction to atmospheric motion, this Web page is a set of animated lecture notes for a college meteorology class. Many concepts, along with embedded quiz questions, can be used by secondary school students and teachers.
http://apollo.lsc.vsc.edu/classes/met130/notes/chapter8/index.html
Features: Graphics/Multimedia, Assessment


Wind on Oahu: An Exploration

In this self-directed module, students analyze graphics, data, and animations to interpret wind and weather conditions on Oahu, an island in Hawaii. An excellent learning tool provided by TERC.
http://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/content/investigations/es1806/es1806page01.cfm?cha...
Features: Graphics/Multimedia, Assessment


Bad Coriolis (Bad Meteorology)

Learn about the Coriolis effect.
http://www.ems.psu.edu/~fraser/Bad/BadCoriolis.html
Features: Misconceptions 


Science with NOAA Research: Forecasting

Weather forecasters help us plan and prepare for the weather.
http://www.oar.noaa.gov/k12/html/forecasting2.html
Features: Hands-on Investigation, Lesson Ideas, Graphics/Multimedia, Assessment, Data Sources, Inquiry Materials


Hurricane Glossary

A glossary of commonly used hurricane terms.
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutgloss.shtml


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