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Weather and Climate: Student Links

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Weather and Climate

 

 

Weather and Climate

Science as a Human Endeavor
To learn more about the interests and accomplishments of diverse scientists and engineers, and how people with varied backgrounds contribute to and depend on the advancement of science and technology, visit the links below.

Inez Fung
Fung studies the interactions between climate change and biogeochemical cycles, and focuses on the processes that maintain and alter the composition of the atmosphere, and hence the climate.

Brenda Ekwurzel
Brenda Ekwurzel is a senior climate scientist and the at the Union of Concerned Scientists. She researches the influence of major carbon producers on rising global average temperatures and sea level. 

Jessica Osuna
Jessica Osuna is an atmospheric and environmental scientist. She researches ways that changes of carbon dioxide, water, and energy from the Earth's surface are modeled and measured, in order to improve climate models.


Activity 2
Investigating Local Weather

Local weather information
Use this link to investigate your local weather. On the site, enter your city in the search box, then look for the "Seasonal Weather Averages" link about half-way down the page (above the Astronomy bar).

Activity 9
Oceans and Climate

Geologist Profile
Meet Dr. Randy Keller, a geologist who studies the chemistry of volcanic rocks to learn how explosive a volcano is, how old it is, how deep the lava came from, and what that lava encountered on its way to the surface.

Careers in Meteorology

Careers in Atmospheric Science

Hydrologists in the National Weather Service

Activity 11
Worldwide Wind

Worldwide Wind Interactive
Use this link to collect data about wind direction for cities all over the world. If you're using an older browser and experiencing difficulties with this simulation, you may view it in Flash.

Activity 12
Measuring Wind Speed and Direction

Calibrating your Anemometer
Click the above link to go to a form that computes a two-point calibration so that your anemometer reading can be converted into a known scale, like meters per second.

Activity 14
Atmosphere and Climate

Earth's Atmosphere Interactive
Use this link to gather and compare data from different atmospheric levels. If you're using an older browser and experiencing difficulties with this simulation, you may view it in Flash.

Activity 16
Global Warming

Global Warming Interactive
This interactive allows you to compare and contrast different graphs related to the Earth’s temperature over the past 100 years. Analyze the data to determine which factors are most well correlated with the Earth’s temperature changes.

Activity 17
People, Weather, and Climate

Geologist Profile
Meet Dr. Randy Keller, a geologist who studies the chemistry of volcanic rocks to learn how explosive a volcano is, how old it is, how deep the lava came from, and what that lava encountered on its way to the surface.

Careers in Meteorology

Careers in Atmospheric Science

Hydrologists in the National Weather Service