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Plymouth State College Meteorology Program Cloud Boutique DLESE Reviewed Collection
The Plymouth State College (PSC) Meteorology Program has developed this server to provide explanations of and access to detailed pictures of some basic cloud forms. The cloud images are relatively large (640x480) in order to show detailed structure and features. All of these pictures were taken in the local area around Plymouth, New Hampshire and most from the weather observation deck on the roof of Boyd Hall on the PSC campus. A 30-minute time lapse mpeg video loop illustrates how clouds can move and change shape quickly. The purpose of this "boutique" is to provide a general cloud reference and is not intended to provide an all-inclusive list. Images will be added to or changed as opportunities permit. The types of clouds covered currently include high, middle, and low clouds, fog, multi-level clouds, and orographic clouds. This includes cirrus, cirrocumulus, cirrostratus, altocumulus, altostratus, cumulus, stratocumulus, stratus, nimbostratus, cumulonimbus, contrails, cap, and lenticular clouds.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Photograph
    • Video
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • Atmospheric science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and Other Restrictions Information is Unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-535
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Form and function
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Form and function
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Energy in the earth system
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Jim Koermer
Natural Science Department, Plymouth State College