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A Comparison Study of Water Vapor Data to Precipitation over North America
This lesson will provide students with the opportunity to use NASA satellite data to compare and contrast water vapor (precipitable water) data with precipitation over the United States (Jan 1994 ? Jun 2005).
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
    • Lesson plan
    • Module / Unit
Subject:
  • Atmospheric science
  • Climatology
  • Hydrology
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
Excel spreadsheet
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
This product is free and clear for general use.
DLESE Catalog ID: MYND-000-000-000-104
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 9-12:
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Geochemical cycles
  • National Geography Standards:
    • The world in spatial terms:
      • How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Dr Lin Chambers
NASA