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View Resource The Climate System

The Climate System is a course belonging to Columbia University's Earth System Series curriculum. Although it is not an online course, Web surfers can take a peek at what the students are learning through the lecture and lab notes which are posted online. Clicking on "semester schedule" will take you to these links. Numerous subjects dealing with global climate are presented, including the Earth's...

https://eesc.columbia.edu/courses/ees/climate/
View Resource Air Travelers

Offered by the Science Learning Network, the Air Travelers Web site is "an introduction to the basic principles of buoyancy, properties of gases, temperature, and the technology involved in hot air ballooning." Four activities are described along with any materials needed, directions, and questions that help students understand the concepts. A bonus activity is also provided that explains how to...

hthttp://www.omsi.edu/exhibitions/air/
View Resource Tree House Weather Kids

From the University of Illinois Extension comes the Weather One instructional Web site for kids. The lesson consists of six pages that cover various weather related topics including seasons, clouds, the atmosphere, wind, global warming, and storms. Each page describes the particular subject, provides related photographs, and contains several activities that reinforce the learning. For example, the...

https://extension.illinois.edu/treehouse/
View Resource Atmospheric Chemistry Spectroscopy and Radiation

Provided by Dr. Stephen Wilson, this site illustrates the research using FTIR (Fourier Transform InfrarRed) technology by the Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group at the University of Wollongong. Chemists and students can learn how the group approaches issues of Greenhouse Gas Emissions by attempting to improve estimations of trace element exchange using high precision FTIR-based methods and...

https://smah.uow.edu.au/chem/research/UOW020370.html
View Resource CSIRO Atmospheric Research

The homepage for CSIRO Atmospheric Research, which is devoted "to conduct world-class research into the atmospheric environment and provide advice and applications for the benefit of Australia." Visitors have access to many reports written by the staff on topics such as Climate Modeling and Applications and Air Quality Modeling and Dispersion. Scientists interested in remote sensing can download...

https://www.cmar.csiro.au/
View Resource Alaska Climate Research Center -- Contrails: improved forecasting technique

Improved Contrail Forecasting Techniques is an Alaska Climate Research Center project investigating and forecasting aircraft contrail formations in Fairbanks, Alaska. By downloading the online comprehensive report, students and researchers can learn about the project's methods, findings, algorithms, and future work. Visitors will find graphs of temperatures and derived contrail layers from...

http://contrail.gi.alaska.edu/