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Meteorology -- Study and teaching

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Bad Science

Bad Science is Pennsylvania State University Meteorology Professor Alistair Fraser's attempt to debunk the misconceptions of well-understood phenomena perpetuated by teachers and writers. Bad science does not cover topics about which there is still controversy. Fraser provides his reasons for why it is difficult to "reeducate" the public about common misconceptions of science. Astronomy,...

https://personal.ems.psu.edu/~fraser/BadScience.html
Confronting Climate Change in the Gulf Coast Region

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent nonprofit alliance of 50,000 concerned citizens and scientists across the country who "augment rigorous scientific analysis with innovative thinking and committed citizen advocacy to build a cleaner, healthier environment and a safer world." The Confronting Climate Change in the Gulf Coast Region curriculum guide contains ten activities...

https://www.ucsusa.org/
Reading Weather Maps

From the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Department of Atmospheric Sciences comes the Reading Weather Maps Web site. Visitors learn how to convert their local time to the standard used by all meteorologists; to tell the difference between Kelvin, Celsius, and Fahrenheit temperatures; and how to read maps with weather data collected on and above the Earth's surface. For example, wind...

http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/maps/home.rxml
The Weather Dude

The Weather Dude is a weather education Web site offered by meteorologist Nick Walker of The Weather Channel. For kids, the site offers a great online textbook entitled Weather Basics, which explains everything from precipitation to the seasons, using simple text and fun graphics. Other fun things for kids include weather songs, questions and quizzes, weather proverbs, and more. Teachers are also...

http://www.wxdude.com/
Dan's Wild Wild Weather Page

The Chief Meteorologist for a Huntsville, Alabama television station, Dan Satterfield maintains the Dan's Wild Wild Weather Page Web site. Original and linked descriptions, illustrations, and photographs of various weather subjects are offered on radar, tornadoes, clouds, precipitation, lighting, humidity, satellites, temperature, forecasting, hurricanes, wind, and climate. New features of the...

https://sell.sawbrokers.com/domain/wildwildweather.com/
Standardization Amplitudes of Northern Hemisphere (NH) Teleconnection Patterns

The Climate Prediction Center provides online data of Standardization Amplitudes of Northern Hemisphere (NH) Teleconnection Patterns. Teleconnection patterns "reflect large-scale changes in the atmospheric wave and jet stream patterns, and influence temperature, rainfall, storm tracks, and jet stream location/ intensity over vast areas." This site contains teleconnection patterns data on a monthly...

https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/data/teledoc/telepatcalc.shtml
Students and Teachers: Curriculum Materials

From the Commonwealth of Australia Bureau of Meteorology comes the Students and Teachers: Curriculum Materials Web site. Educators will find more than twenty activities and lesson plans related to weather with titles such as: A Pet Cloud, Bottled Pressure, Colors of the Sky, El Nino and Rainfall, High and Low Pressure Systems, and The Ups and Downs of Ozone. The main page includes a description of...

http://www.bom.gov.au/lam/Students_Teachers/learnact.htm
Northern Hemisphere Teleconnection Patterns

The Climate Prediction Center provides online data of Standardization Amplitudes of Northern Hemisphere (NH) Teleconnection Patterns. Teleconnection patterns "reflect large-scale changes in the atmospheric wave and jet stream patterns, and influence temperature, rainfall, storm tracks, and jet stream location/ intensity over vast areas." This site provides documentation for the teleconnection...

https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/data/teledoc/telecontents.shtm...
Network for the Detection of Stratospheric Change (NDSC)

With operations beginning in 1991, "the Network for the Detection of Stratospheric Change (NDSC) is a set of high-quality remote-sounding research stations for observing and understanding the physical and chemical state of the stratosphere" and is supported by the International Ozone Commission, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)....

https://www.ndsc.ncep.noaa.gov/
Chasing Storms: Storm Photo Gallery and Case Study Page

John Monteverdi created this website to educate and entertain visitors in the science of storm chasing. Online storm journals for Spring Storm Chases from 1994 to the present take visitors through the life of a storm chaser. Throughout his discussions, the author provides weather charts and satellite images to assist visitors with the weather-related concepts. The site contains countless pictures...

http://stormchase.org/
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