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This resource supports standard 4 of the New York math, science and technology standards. Standard 4 states: students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories pertaining to the physical setting and living environment and recognize the historical development of ideas in science. The major understandings being supported are 2.1h, 2.1i, and 2.2a-c. Major understanding 2.1h states: Atmospheric moisture, temperature and pressure distributions; jet streams, wind; air masses and frontal boundaries; and the movement of cyclonic systems and associated tornadoes, thunderstorms, and hurricanes occur in observable patterns. Loss of property, personal injury, and loss of life can be reduced by effective emergency preparedness. Major understanding 2.1i states: Seasonal changes can be explained using concepts of density and heat energy. These changes include the shifting of global temperature zones, the shifting of planetary wind and ocean current patterns, the occurrence of monsoons, hurricanes, flooding, and severe weather. Major understanding 2.2a states: Insolation (solar radiation) heats Earth's surface and atmosphere unequally due to variations in: the intensity caused by differences in atmospheric transparency and angle of incidence which vary with time of day, latitude, and season; characteristics of the materials absorbing the energy such as color, texture, transparency, state of matter, and specific heat; and duration, which varies with seasons and latitude. Major understanding 2.2b states: The transfer of heat energy within the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, and Earth's surface occurs as the result of radiation, convection, and conduction. Heating of Earth's surface and atmosphere by the Sun drives convection within the atmosphere and oceans, producing winds and ocean currents. Major understanding 2.2c states: A location's climate is influenced by latitude, proximity to large bodies of water, ocean currents, prevailing winds, vegetative cover, elevation, and mountain ranges.