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In this module, students learn about the physical features, properties, and hazards associated with thunderstorms. Topics include dangers associated with thunderstorms, types and components of thunderstorms, and tornadoes. An additional section discusses the use of computer modeling to understand the formation and lifecycle of storm systems and in forecasting severe weather. Links to additional information ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Module / Unit
Subject: Atmospheric science, Natural hazards
 
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This database contains imagery from geosationary satellites. Visitors can access daily images or archived imagery form GOES-9, METEOSAT, and other satellites. The imagery features hemispheric and whole-disk views of Earth, water vapor maps, and images of storms and other special events. Links to satellite homepages and to other related topics are included. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Space science
 
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Students can use this map to track the progress of hurricanes and tropical storms in the western Atlantic Ocean and Carribean Sea. It includes descriptions of hurricane watch and warning conditions. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Map
Subject: Atmospheric science, Natural hazards
 
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This brief discussion of atmospheric ozone provides information on where this gas occurs, its harmful and beneficial effects, and the causes and possible consequences of the depletion of "good" ozone in the atmosphere. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry
 
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This collection of links to EPA information on atmospheric ozone depletion covers topics such as the causes of ozone depletion, possible effects of ultraviolet radiation and how to protect from it, information on chlorofluorocarbons in air conditioning systems and metered dose inhalers, and lists of ozone-depleting substances. Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry
 
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This document provides a basic explanation of the process by which ozone in the stratosphere is destroyed by human-made gases (particularly chlorofluorocarbons) that have been released into the atmosphere. Additional material describes the research being conducted in Antarctica by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Earth System Research Laboratory. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry
 
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This basic explanation of the greenhouse effect is accompanied by a diagram. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry
 
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At this site, users can read a basic explanation of the greenhouse effect, which is accompanied by a diagram illustrtating the concept. Links to additional information and to related topics are included. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry
 
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This guide presents introductory information about satellites and remote sensing and their uses in meteorological observations and forecasting. Topics include geostationary and polar orbiting satellites, orbital coverage, architecture, instruments, and the types of data they produce. A tutorial on interpreting satellite images is also included. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Space science
 
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Visitors to this site can access information on tropical storms and hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean as far back as 1851. Information provided here includes a yearly map showing the tracks of all storms, and individual maps for each storm. The individual maps are accompanied by data tables that show latitude, longitude, wind speed, dates, and times. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Map, In-situ dataset, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Natural hazards
 
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