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Founded in 1919, the American Meteorological Society (AMS) is the nation’s premier scientific and professional organization promoting and disseminating information about the atmospheric, oceanic, and hydrologic sciences. Our more than 13,000 members include researchers, educators, students,...
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"Satellite Meteorology refers to the study of the earth's atmosphere and oceans using data obtained from remote sensing devices flown onboard satellites orbiting the earth. Meteorology, like every other science, relies on careful and precise measurement of its subject. Meteorologists observe the...
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Electromagnetic radiation is the very basis for remote sensing technology. Everything emits electromagnetic radiation. More specifically, all objects with a temperature above absolute zero emit radiation. Because radiation can transport energy even without a medium, it is the only way in which the...
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The World Meteorological Organization has its fundamental mission to support the countries of the world in providing meteorological and hydrological services to protect life and property from natural disasters related to weather, climate, and water, to safeguard the environment, and to contribute to...
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A curated collection of meteorology career images from the Earth Science World Image Bank to show students examples of Earth processes. You can also download the PowerPoint presentation version of this file using this link.
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We are a local chapter of the national AMS designed to serve the local Tallahassee community and the professional meteorological community in North Florida, South Georgia, and Southeast Alabama through outreach and social programs. It is our goal to promote and improve the visibility of meteorology...
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Set the air temperature and dew point in the four different altitudes and see what type of precipitation will fall to the ground. Watch closely, they may even change form as they fall!
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Convection is the density-driven movement of a fluid material. Often, convection is driven by either heating from below or cooling from above the fluid. When a liquid is heated, it expands slightly, which makes it less dense. The fluid with lower density rises up, in the same way that a party...
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We commonly experience the fact that in hot weather, lower humidity is more comfortable than higher humidity. Why? In this investigation, you will figure out how to condense water from your classroom air.
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Project Atmosphere is a hybrid teacher professional development course with a one-week summer residence experience and online components. It is offered by the American Meteorological Society Education Program in partnership with California University of Pennsylvania (Cal U), and with funding from...
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"Some days it feels """"""""dry"""""""" and some days it feels """"""""muggy-"""""""" even though the temperature is the same. This is due to differing amounts of water vapor in the air. In this activity, you will measure relative humidity in the air using just a temperature sensor, by comparing the...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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There is always some water vapor in the air. For the most part we can't see it directly, but we can measure its presence with a relative humidity sensor. In this activity, you will use a relative humidity sensor and a soda bottle to measure humidity near surfaces, such as over a leaf or above an ice...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Much of the water cycle is visible, both in the form of liquid water (oceans, rivers, lakes, and precipitation such as rain) and in the form of solid water (ice, snow, and precipitation such as falling snow or hail). However, some of the water in the water cycle is invisible because water is also...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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There are currently over 130 AMS local chapters including student and pre-college chapters throughout the US and Puerto Rico. Local AMS chapters provide ideal ways for professionals, students, and enthusiasts to network, discuss, and connect on all things weather. Whether it is helping to promote...
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"Since the 1960 launch of Tiros I, weather satellites have been our """"""""eyes in the sky"""""""". Today, the ubiquitous nature of satellite technology augments every aspect of modern life while promising ever-increasing capabilities for stewardship during the 21st century. In this module,...
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Sol Hirsch Education Fund Grants are awarded annually to teachers/educators of grades K–12 to help improve the education of their students, school and/or community in the science of meteorology. The Grant is intended to allow teachers to: purchase scientific materials and/or equipment for the...
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In this activity, the students learn about the four main types of air masses that affect weather in the United States, their characteristic temperatures, and humidity levels as it relates to dew point temperatures. The lesson plan follows the 5E format. Initially, students discuss local weather and...
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Bring an introductory Earth science course to your institution with AMS Education's course packages in weather, ocean, and climate. With our flexible design, you can teach your course online, in a traditional lecture and lab setting, or any blend of the two. Packages include: textbook (covers the...
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The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is a federally funded research and development center devoted to service, research and education in the atmospheric and related sciences. NCAR's mission is to understand the behavior of the atmosphere and related Earth and geospace systems; to...
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Published in 2015
This mini-weather unit (3-4 weeks) is intended to be used as a self paced series of lessons or independent study where students will work on tasks and check in both during and at the end of each task. Each class will begin with weather data collection followed by either starting a new task or...
Grade Level   6
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