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This animation shows how the volume and pressure inside a sealed balloon change as the balloon rises or descends.
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This Flash animation depicts the diurnal change in wind patterns along the coast. The shift in winds results from unequal heating of the land and water. During the day, land heats more rapidly than the water, air rises, and a cool breeze blows in from the water. The pattern reverses at night. The...
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This animation shows color-enhanced satellite images of the Storm of the Century, which occurred March 12 through 14, 1993. The graph below the images shows how barometric pressure changed at West Palm Beach, Florida as the storm approached and passed.
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Flash animation complements `Coriolis Effect over Earth`s Surface` animation by placing the Coriolis Effect in the context of everyday weather patterns. The predicted wind aloft should be from the southeast but because of the Coriolis Effect the wind is actually southwest. The animation of...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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