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Hurricane Floyd's record rainfall in fall of l999 caused massive flooding in North Carolina; sediment and waste washed into rivers of the Atlantic causing major ecological changes. This NASA website provides Landsat 7 & SeaWiFS satellite images of the flooding and the massive flows of sediment and waste runoff into rivers and the Pamlico Sound. Also provides description of Landsat and SEAWiFS ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Natural hazards
 
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Module covering Earth's three fluid spheres: oceans, atmosphere and cryosphere (glaciers). An event seen in each sphere illustrates processes and concepts: El Nino events for oceans; thunderstorm formation for atmosphere; and global temperature change impacts on glaciers. Concepts covered include: properties of air, water, ice as fluids; flow of energy and matter between spheres; short and long-term ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Module / Unit
Subject: Atmospheric science, Cryology, Physical oceanography
 
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Located in St. Petersburg, Florida, IMaRS research activities focus on the analysis of digital data obtained by satellite and airborne sensors, and on the development of applications of these data at local, regional, and global scales. Site features information on current remote sensing projects, including sea surface temperature, SeaWifs, and MODIS. The Education Outreach section includes downloadable ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Lesson plan, Imagery - remotely sensed, Ref. material, In-situ dataset, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Environmental science, Physical oceanography
 
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A variety of classroom activities and lessons concerning Hurricane Andrew. Activities included: Highs and Lows of Forecasting, Storm Surge, The Scale of a Storm, The Power of a Hurricane, and several others concerning satellite imagery. Also links to a site dedicated to Hurricane Fran. Discover the differences and similarities between hurricanes and tornadoes and explore how much energy is stored ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Environmental science
 
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A variety of classroom activities and lessons concerning Hurricane Fran. Activities included: Cyclone in a Bottle, The Name Game, Hurricane Careers, Cloud Height, and several others concerning satellite imagery. Also links to a site dedicated to Hurricane Andrew. Discover the wind patterns inside hurricanes, explore careers associated with before, during, and after hurricanes, and learn how and when ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Environmental science
 
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Created in 1805 by Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort, the Beaufort scale has taken many different forms since its inception. This version features textual land and sea observations, as well as photos of the different wind strengths at sea. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science, Physical oceanography
 
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This extensive, interactive website describes what a hurricane is, how one forms, its characteristics, the effects, hurricane prediction, and more. Discover the power and destruction of past major hurricanes such as Floyd, Andrew, and Camille, and view before and after photographs. In the Lab section, create your own hurricane in different parts of the world and explore the effects of different weather ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Computer activity, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Environmental science
 
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The lessons at this website were prepared to introduce 5th-8th grade students to the fundamental principles of the earth's atmosphere: history, composition, and structure. Includes three pages of information and features to allow for exploration and expansion of current knowledge. In addition, there are four activities to develop performance skills, not only in science, but in math and language arts ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan, Module / Unit
Subject: Atmospheric science, Physical geography, Space science
 
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COMPS consists of an array of instrumentation both offshore and along Florida's west coast, combined with numerical circulation models, and builds upon existing in-situ measurements and modeling programs. In addition, COMPS links to the USF Remote Sensing Laboratory, which collects real-time satellite imagery. Data and model products are disseminated here in real-time. Site also includes links to ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, In-situ dataset, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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This observing system provides real-time data, graphs, web cams, and more throughout the Great Lakes and connecting waterways, including the St. Lawrence River, Niagara River, and the St. Clair system. The data are easily accessible using the highly interactive menus. GLOS data includes lake conditions, water levels, surface temperatures, meteorological data, and weekly forecasts. The site also provides ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Ref. material, In-situ dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry, Environmental science, Chemical oceanography
 
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