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Weather and Climate Basics
This primer from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) defines weather and climate, and explains related concepts such as the atmosphere, natural hazards, rising sea level, and modeling. Users explore how dynamic forces within the atmosphere change our weather and climate. They learn what causes weather events and climate change and how NCAR scientists are exploring our atmosphere through scientific research.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Atmospheric science
  • Climatology
  • Natural hazards
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
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-000-000-010-313
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
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