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Satellites, Weather and Climate (SWAC)                                                            Fostering climate knowledge and geospatial skills for all


Internet sites that may be useful for weather and forecast information, cloud information, imagery, and other educational materials Vermont State Climate Office


Weather and Satellite data  National Weather Service (NWS) national homepage  NWS Burlington VT
A. First page has direct links to radar and satellite imagery at bottom
B. Local forecast available by clicking on map
C. Much more data in left hand column such as under:
  Current conditions > Mesoscale Analysis > Observations provides regional observations and national surface map (on right)  NWS Gray/Portland Maine
A. First page has radar and satellite links and clickable map for forecast
B. On far left margin, more items available such as under:
  Current conditions > Observations brings you to a NE regional surface weather map
 NWS National Hurricane Center (NHC) with latest storm information and satellite links
 NWS Storm Prediction Center (SPC) for severe thunderstorm information
 National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) worldwide satellite links
 NASA data for Vermont

Cloud information
 Cloud chart that correlates cloud observation and wind direction with expected weather forecast
 Interesting cloud page

Imagery Sources
NOAA Photo Library Photostream on Flickr
April 2011 snow in Vermont
Real-time NOAA GOES imagery

CoCoRaHS and teacher outreach information
 Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow network homepage
CoCoRaHS in Vermont
 NWS teacher outreach and careers page

Teaching Materials

USGS Education Resources for Teachers
USGS Educational Resources for Primary Grades (K-6)
USGS Educational Resources for Secondary Grades - Middle School and High School
Sample COMET Materials for Middle School, High School & College
Downloadable MetED modules: choose a TOPIC or view a list of all modules.
UCAR NCAR Climate Discovery Teacher's Guide: Grades 5-9
NWS Teaching Resources
JetStream - Online School for Weather
Outdoor Activities
GLOBE 2005 - Surface Temeprature Protocol
US Climate Change Science Program (

Climate Literacy Handbook
Youtube video of UV radiation and greenhouse gases
AAAS testing of student knowledge and misconceptions
Earth Observation Day Lesson Plans developed by AmericaView, Inc.

Geography Animated
Animations of geographic concepts, developed by Wycombe High School

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