Weather Patterns: Links for Students

Air Masses and Fronts

This Web site discusses the formation of air masses that affect the weather. The section on air fronts describes warm fronts, cold fronts, occluded, and stationary fronts, as well as dry lines.
http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/af/home.rxml

Features: Graphics/Multimedia

Clouds and Precipitation

Explore the factors that determine the development of clouds and precipitation including convergence, convection, fronts, and relative humidity.
http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/cld/home.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 and Coriolis forces and their role in generating wind.
http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/fw/home.rxml

Features: Graphics/Multimedia

National Hurricane Center: Satellite Imagery

Obtain access to hundreds of NOAA weather satellite images through this Web portal. Although, this is not an educational Web site, the information presented strongly supports curriculum for meteorology.
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/satellite.shtml

Features: Graphics/Multimedia, Data Sources

Land Breeze/Sea Breeze Animations

Use this online animation to learn how the land breeze/sea breeze cycle works.
http://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/content/
visualizations/es1903/es1903page01.cfm?cha...


Features: Online Interactivity, Graphics/Multimedia

How Does the Coriolis Effect Influence Wind Direction?

This Web-based animation demonstrates,using satellite imagery, the Coriolis effect on weather patterns.
http://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/content/
visualizations/es1905/es1905page01.cfm?cha...


Features: Online Interactivity, Graphics/Multimedia

National Climatic Data Center: Data Access

NOAA's National Climatic Data Center provides easy access to an enormous amount of data, in a format that allows for easy access.
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/mppsearch.html

Features: Data Sources

Hurricane Preparedness

History teaches us that a lack of hurricane awareness and preparation leads major hurricane disasters. This Web site provides information on hurricane hazards, the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, and emergency preparedness.
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/intro.shtml

Features: Graphics/Multimedia

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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