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View Resource Columbia University Earth & Environmental Sciences

This academic department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and is located on the Morningside Heights campus in Manhattan and at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, New York. DEES scientists observe the Earth on a global scale, from its deepest interior to the outer reaches of the atmosphere, on every continent and every ocean. Site features information on the degree...

View Resource My NASA Data User Contributed Lesson 18: Does cloud type affect rainfall?

Scientists have studied the physical properties of clouds and have developed instruments on board satellites to characterize the types of clouds they see below. Some satellites have instruments that allow them to measure rainfall as well. For this lesson, students will hypothesize what types of clouds they believe will create the most precipitation (rainfall) over Nashville, TN. Students use the...

View Resource My NASA Data User Contributed Lesson 17: Analysis of Atmospheric Conditions for a High Mountain Retreat

This lesson is designed to help students gain knowledge in accessing current weather data and in using the MY NASA DATA Live Access Server (LAS) to specify and download historical satellite data. Students then use the data to examine the relationship between altitude, atmospheric pressure, temperature and humidity at a particular location. In this lesson, weather data from ground-based and...

View Resource The Orphan Tsunami of 1700: Japanese Clues to a Parent Earthquake in North America

This text relates a scientific detective story through clues from both sides of the Pacific. In the year 1700, a mysterious tsunami flooded fields and washed away houses in Japan. It arrived without the warning that a nearby earthquake usually provides. Samurai, merchants, and villagers recorded the event, but nearly three centuries would pass before discoveries in North America revealed the...

View Resource The Great 1906 Earthquake, 100 years later

This collection of resources is intended to commemorate the centennial of the Great 1906 Earthquake that destroyed much of San Francisco. Items include maps, books and articles, photos and video, field trip ideas, interactive features, and simulations. Of particular interest is 'Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country', a general interest publication that provides information about earthquake...

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