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This is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Data Buoy Center website. It features text descriptions, graphs, and graphic illustrations to describe the development of land and sea breezes because of the unequal heating rates of land and water. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Physical oceanography
 
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This is a news article on the International Conference on Atmospheric Electricity that was held in 1999. The article describes the use of wide-band interferometers (radio recievers) to construct three-dimensional maps of lightning within a storm. It also features links to other lightning-related sites. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology
 
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This guide provides a brief introduction to the hydrologic cycle and related concepts. Users can choose from a set of links to pages which explain the distribution of water among the oceans, land, and atmosphere, and the mechanisms by which water is moved between its various sinks and sources. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Hydrology, Physical oceanography
 
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This site provides information about the TOMS instrument, its mission, space craft, and data products. Visitors can access same-day or archived data on aerosols, ozone, reflectivity, ultraviolet radiation, or volcanic gases. Teachers can choose from a selection of links to activities and lesson plans. Other materials include news articles, movies, and links to related sites. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Educational portal, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry, Space science
 
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The Earth Observing System (EOS) consists of a series of Earth-observing satellites, a data system, and teams of scientists who will study the data. Educators can access a set of links to educational materials and publications, and real-time satellite tracking data. Other materials include mission profiles, information on the 24 measurements taken by EOS, research papers and reports, news articles, ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Ref. material, Educational portal, Remotely sensed dataset
Subject: Atmospheric science, Physical oceanography, Space science
 
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This lesson focuses on the effects of volcanic eruptions on atmospheric chemistry. Students will use the internet to acquire data, analyze it graphically, and perform further analyses on recent eruptions and on hypothetical eruptions of their own. Procedures, standards, and links to the necessary materials are provided. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Atmospheric science, Physical geography, Geology
 
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This document briefly discusses the two models most favored for the formation of Earth's atmosphere and compares the present-day atmosphere to the early oxygen-lacking atmosphere. Links to related topics are included. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry, Geologic time
 
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Users of this resource may direct questions about global change to staff members at the U.S. Global Change Research Information Office (GCIRO). An archive of previous questions and answers is provided, along with links to other global change sites. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ask an expert
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Environmental science
 
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As part of this activity, students will read and discuss information on the greenhouse effect and list important points about global warming. Tables are provided to show the most important greenhouse gases and how much their concentrations have increased since the pre-industrial era. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Classroom activity
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry, Environmental science
 
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Teachers can access a variety of materials for use in the classroom, or as background reference material. The materials are grouped according to topic: Weather, Climate change, Oceans, Satellites and space, and Training. A list of external links to related materials is also provided. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Educational portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Physical oceanography, Space science
 
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