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Contour Analysis
This site contains a series of interactive web exercises to practice contouring. There are also explanations of what contouring and common isopleths are. The exercises involve contouring basics; working with real data, weather maps and ocean maps; and contouring potential temperatures in the Mediterranean.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Atmospheric science
Technical requirements:
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1997, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Space Science and Engineering Center. This contouring exercise was developed by Steve Ackerman and Tom Whittaker. You are free to use it for educational purposes.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-004-595
Related resources:
This resource is based on 'Get Your Own Copy of the Contouring Applet'
This resource is part of 'Applets for Atmospheric Science Education'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Prof Steve Ackerman
SSEC/CIMSS University of Wisconsin - Madison

Author: Mr Tom Whittaker
SSEC/CIMSS University of Wisconsin - Madison