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Advection Simulation (title provided or enhanced by cataloger)
These Java applets simulate warm and cold air advection in the United States. They allow users to vary different combinations of wind speed, simulation duration, wind direction, contour spacing in Ames, Iowa. Several of the applets also give the user an opportunity to estimate the final temperature. The results show how the temperature gradient would change over a matter of time given the wind speed and direction.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
  • Visual:
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Atmospheric science
  • Climatology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1999, PALS, all rights reserved
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-000-532
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Java Simulations For Topics in Introductory Meteorology'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Partnerships to Advance Learning in Science

Contact: Dr Douglas Yarger
Partnerships to Advance Learning in Science