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The Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) instrument is one of five instruments that will be flown aboard the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) observatory. Data from the CERES instrument will be used to study the energy exchanged between the Sun and the Earth's atmosphere, surface and clouds, and space. This webpage describes the TRMM mission, the CERES insrument, and how ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science, Space science
 
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Recent satellite images have revealed two new icebergs floating off the Antarctic coast. The icy behemoths are fragments of the Ninnis Glacier. This NASA fact sheet uses text and remotely sensed imagery to describe the events of January 2000, in which a large tongue of the Ninnis Galcier broke off and split into two gigantic icebergs. The breakup of the Ninnis Glacier Tongue has important implications ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Ref. material, Educational portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Cryology, Environmental science
 
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NASA's Visible Earth is a searchable directory of images, visualizations, and animations of the Earth. The images are also listed under the following categories: agriculture, atmosphere, biosphere, cryosphere, human dimensions, hydrosphere, land surface, oceans, radiance or imagery, solid earth, locations, and satellites. Accompanying each image are credits, data about the image, the satellite it ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Visualization - scientific
Subject: Atmospheric science, Physical geography, Geology
 
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The study of clouds (where they occur, their characteristics, etc) plays a key role in the understanding of climate change. This site discusses how the relative thickness and altitude of various cloud types result in their either reflecting solar radiation or transmitting and trapping it, thereby warming Earth's surface. It features text, a scientific illustration, and links to other relevant topics ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Imagery - remotely sensed, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science, Space science
 
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The ocean and atmosphere continually exchange particles and gases in a kind of ongoing "dialogue" that influences regional and global climate. This site explains the chemical link between the ocean and atmosphere. Emphasis is on the ocean's ability to store and release water vapor and carbon dioxide, both of which contribute to the greenhouse effect. Features include text, a scientific illustration, ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemical oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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This site provides a brief description of the Dustbowl in the American Great Plains during the 1930s and relates its effects to what is occurring presently in the Sahel of North Africa. In this dry savannah environment, human activity coupled with prolonged drought are causing desertification. The site features text, satellite imagery, and links to other related materials. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Ref. material
Subject: Agricultural science, Atmospheric science, Environmental science
 
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This site provides background information on the effects of the Dust Bowl in the 1930s, the 1950s drought, and the 1987-1989 drought in the Great Plains of the American Midwest. It features discussions of the extent of each drought and the economic damage incurred, using text, photographs and graphic illustrations. A link to a discussion of the Palmer Drought Severity Index is included. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science, Soil science
 
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Much like El Nino, the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) varies in a rhythmic pattern from decade to decade. The NAO is the relationship between a high-pressure system over the Azores Islands and a low-pressure system over Iceland. This site uses text, photographs, and maps to explain what the NAO is and how it affects weather in Europe, the United States, and as far away as the Middle East. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Map, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Physical oceanography
 
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This article describes the use of satellite remote sensing to examine supercell thunderstorms with the intent of predicting when or if they are likely to produce tornadoes. During the afternoon and evening of May 3, 1999, a series of supercell thunderstorms produced large, destructive tornadoes concentrated in central Oklahoma. During this outbreak, the NASA Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Natural hazards, Technology
 
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This graphic illustration and accompanying text description show the distribution and relative proportions of water in the form of solid, liquid, and gas in Earth's lakes, rivers, oceans, polar ice, atmosphere, soil, and groundwater. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Atmospheric science, Hydrology, Physical oceanography
 
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