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In-depth website by researchers describes the Gulf Stream, its place in the North Atlantic Gyre, influence on weather and climate, and role of eddies and rings in distributing heat and salinity. A history, 16th to 20th centuries, describes scientists' developing understanding of the Gulf Stream and evolution of oceanographic instruments used to study it, with special details on satellite observations. ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Physical oceanography, Technology
 
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FEMA newsletters packed with information about flood, hurricane, winter storm, wildfire and El Nino impacts and preparedness, in downloadable PDF format. Issues cover risks of the particular emergency and define terms or explain specific hazards. They outline emergency guidelines for both homes and businesses, with plans for planning, safety and conduct before, during and after the disaster. Each ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Natural hazards
 
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Lesson plan on floods provides background information, compares the roles of wetlands and flood plains in a river's natural flood control with the pros and cons of engineered flood control. Includes glossary, resources and additional sources of information, discussion questions. Student activity demonstrates water movement on a wide flood plain and narrow channel. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Climatology, Hydrology, Natural hazards
 
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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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Describes Ice Age glaciers and immense floods of glacial meltwater that swept across the Pacific Northwest (18,000-12,000 years ago and earlier), affecting the landscape from Montana to Washington and Oregon, sculpting the Columbia River Basin, and creating glacial lakes to rival the today's Great Lakes. This non-profit institute promotes scientific education about the floods, their causes and impacts. ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Climatology, Cryology, Geology, Hydrology
 
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Describes the Southern Ocean Iron Release Experiment (SOIREE) conducted in 1999. Explains the iron (Fe) hypothesis: dissolved Fe limits phytoplankton growth and biomass in a large proportion of nutrient-rich ocean; Fe concentrations may be linked to atmospheric CO2 levels and global warming/cooling. Reviews prior experiments and explains SOIREE protocol and experimental procedures, presents measurements/results ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Climatology, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography, 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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The National Weather Service provides maps to track the latest U.S. weather. See local radar and animate the map to forecast where the storms are headed next. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Computer activity, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Environmental science
 
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