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

RESOURCES

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

http://www.uvm.edu/~vtstclim Vermont State Climate Office

 LESSON PLANNING TEMPLATE

Weather and Satellite data

http://weather.gov  National Weather Service (NWS) national homepage

http://weather.gov/btv  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)

http://weather.gov/gyx  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

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
 NWS National Hurricane Center (NHC) with latest storm information and satellite links

http://www.spc.noaa.gov/
 NWS Storm Prediction Center (SPC) for severe thunderstorm information

http://www.goes.noaa.gov/
 National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) worldwide satellite links

http://gcmd.nasa.gov/records/GCMD_CT_STATE_CLIM.html
 NASA data for Vermont

Cloud information

http://web2.iadfw.net/danb1/clouds.htm
 Cloud chart that correlates cloud observation and wind direction with expected weather forecast

http://www.forspaciousskies.com/
 Interesting cloud page

Imagery Sources

http://www.flickr.com/photos/noaaphotolib
NOAA Photo Library Photostream on Flickr

http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/individual.php?db_date=2011-04-05
April 2011 snow in Vermont

http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/PCPN/pcpn-na.html
Real-time NOAA GOES imagery

CoCoRaHS and teacher outreach information

http://www.cocorahs.org/
 Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow network homepage
http://www.cocorahs.org/state.sspx?state=vt
CoCoRaHS in Vermont

http://www.weather.gov/om/edures.shtml
 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
http://classic.globe.gov/tctg/atmo_prot_surftemp.pdf?sectionId=281&lang=EN
GLOBE 2005 - Surface Temeprature Protocol
US Climate Change Science Program (www.climatescience.gov)







Climate Literacy Handbook
Videos
Youtube video of UV radiation and greenhouse gases
Other
AAAS testing of student knowledge and misconceptions

www.earthobservationday.com/pages/resources-lessonplans.htm
Earth Observation Day Lesson Plans developed by AmericaView, Inc.

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



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