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Snow and ice are both precipitation, that is, the processes that remove water from clouds. Clouds, regions of the atmosphere with high relative humidity, are made of droplets of water and perhaps bits of ice. Even though water is much denser than air, these droplets and ice crystals are small enough to be suspended by random upward air motion. When these droplets or crystals join together, gravity ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Physical geography, Mathematics
 
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National Science Education Standards (NSES), National Geography Standards, Other: Read
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In this lesson, students download cloud and surface data from the NASA CERES S-COOL website student observation database, then develop and compare graphs to explore the relationships between surface temperature, pressure, and humidity. Students then investigate possible patterns in cloud-types and the surface conditions for several locations on a particular date of their choice from the S-COOL data. ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), General public
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry, Climatology, Environmental science
 
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The Live Access Server (LAS) is a highly configurable Web server designed to provide flexible access to geo-referenced scientific data. The Live Access Server provide visualization and subsetting of multi-dimensional scientific data for Web users. LAS enables the Web user to visualize data with on-the-fly graphics, request and download custom subsets of variables in a choice of file formats, and compare ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Lab activity, Module / Unit, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Visualization - scientific, Government portal, Remotely sensed dataset, Software
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Environmental science
 
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National Science Education Standards (NSES), National Geography Standards: Read
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