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This site provides multiple access points to all types of El Nino data. It describes both El Nino and La Nina conditions, as well as the impacts of an El Nino event and the benefits of El Nino prediction. Through this portal site one can also find information on current El Nino conditions and forecasts, the instrumentation used in the scientific study of this phenomena, and links to both El Nino animations ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Case study, Imagery - remotely sensed, Visualization - scientific, Government portal, Non-profit portal, In-situ dataset, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Natural hazards, Biological oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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This is a single, stand alone image from the New York Times of a Glacier/iceberg flow. Location and other information is not provided. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Photograph
Subject: Cryology, Natural hazards
 
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The Severe Storms Module is a combination of two elements. The first is the NOAA Severe Storms Spotters Guide. The second is a section recently added to discuss the efforts and results of modeling severe storms. The Severe Storms Spotters Guide contains supplemental instructional resources and a program designed to familiarize meteorologists and advanced severe storm spotters with the basic "building ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Tutorial
Subject: Atmospheric science, Natural hazards
 
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In this activity, students track a real winter storm, collect imagery and data, perform an analysis, and make predictions on the storm's path. They will summarize their findings by writing a press release for their local radio station or by producing a report with visuals and graphics for a television broadcast. Instructions for downloading and processing data, images, and weather reports are presented ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Atmospheric science
 
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This resource provides scientific understanding, detection, monitoring, assessment, and prediction of harmful algal blooms (HABs) and hypoxia (low oxygen). Specifics are given on understanding HABs (red tide) where they occur, the climate and economic impact on the environment as well as a framework of response options. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Report, In-situ dataset, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Environmental science, Biological oceanography
 
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Through this activity, students learn about atmospheric carbon dioxide and its role in the greenhouse effect. They can identify the leading producers of carbon dioxide emissions and read about the global climate conference that was held in Kyoto, Japan, in 1997 to set international limits on these emissions. The material provides information to increase students' understanding of the implications ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry, Climatology, Environmental science
 
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Relevant sections in this resource include What are Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs), an Introduction to Algal Blooms and "Red Tide", Algae Species (which algae are responsible for the harmful effects?), Adverse Impacts, Human Illness (food poisoning associated with harmful algal blooms & information on diagnosis and treatment), HAB Distribution Maps, HAB events in the United States and around the ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Photograph, Visualization - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science, Natural hazards, Biological oceanography
 
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In this lesson students will build on knowledge gained in the Hurricane Research lesson and the Hurricane Frequency and Intensity Lesson. Specifically, they will discuss the interaction (pathway) between a specific 'sphere' and the 'event' (hurricane). Working in groups, students will be assigned a specific sphere to look at more closely in relation to hurricanes. When all groups are finished, each ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Physical geography, Mathematics, Natural hazards
 
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In this lesson, students will play the role of a senior science advisor for the Louisiana Environmental Agency. Due to the recent damaging and deadly hurricanes during 2005 (i.e., Hurricane Katrina) through 2008, they, along with their team of climatologists, meteorologists, and environmental impact experts, have been tasked to study the danger of future tropical storms. Specifically, they will investigate ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Physical geography, Mathematics, Natural hazards
 
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In recent years more and more attention has been paid to the Earth's climate and how it is evolving. When studying hurricanes it is important to understand that, for a hurricane to grow, warm water is an absolute necessity. So if the Earth continues to warm, what does that mean for hurricanes and their intensity? In this lesson, the student will look at past hurricane data by researching the intensity ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Physical geography, Mathematics, Natural hazards
 
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