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This page describes El Nino and the Southern Oscillation and how they may contribute to severe weather and the destruction of sensitive ecosystems such as coral reefs. It features text, pictures, scientific illustrations, and links to satellite information and weather-related science activities. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Lab activity, Illustration - scientific, Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Photograph, Video, Glossary, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Ecology, Biological oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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Atmospheric scientists investigating the possibility that human influences are changing the Earth's climate confront a significant problem - how do we actually detect climate change? As they participate in this classroom activity, students will develop the understanding that long-term climate averages are the result of significant annual climate variability and that random climate variability makes ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor, Illustration - scientific
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Environmental science
 
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This collection of basic definitions and answers to questions about hurricanes and tropical cyclones includes how they form, how they are named, how intensities are measured, and how storms are forecast. Historical information, information on myths surrounding these storms, links to sites displaying real-time storm information, and safety tips are also included. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Case study, Tutorial, Map, Ref. material, Non-profit portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Natural hazards, Physical oceanography
 
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Climate is generally defined as average weather over a long period of time. A place or region's climate is determined by both natural and human-induced factors. Students can read an overview of Earth's climate and participate in activities which explain the following concepts: distinctions between weather and climate, variability of daily weather measurements compared to long-term climate data, how ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Environmental science
 
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