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View Resource The Non-Tornado Home Page

This page features examples of tornado look-alikes and illusions which are not tornadoes. Each photo is accompanied by a title that discloses what the feature really is and a brief description written by storm chasers or weather experts giving hints on how to discern real tornadoes from the look-alikes. Examples include precipitation shafts and cores, downbursts, non-rotating low clouds, a...

View Resource Rock Identification Key

This identification key has been designed to assist teachers, students, or collectors in the identification of rocks. It consists of a series of "yes/no/then go to" questions that pertain to observations of structure, texture, color, hardness, and other properties of the specimen being examined.

View Resource A Photo Gallery of Meteorwrongs

This image gallery showcases more than 100 meteorwrongs (objects misidentified as meteorites). There are explanations of why the rocks probably are not meteorites and suggestions of what they most likely are and why. The site provides criteria for recognizing space objects and explains fusion crusts, regmaglypts, and other common features of meteorites.

View Resource Appalachian Laboratory

Located in Frostburg, Maryland, AL conducts research in aquatic ecology, landscape and watershed ecology, conservation biology and restoration ecology, behavioral and evolutionary ecology, and study both freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems of Maryland and other locations in the United States and the world. Site contains information regarding the facilities, faculty, on going research, education...

View Resource Surface Temperature: Contouring Isotherms

This interactive feature shows how an isothermal map of surface temperature is drawn. Students can select an individual contour value and watch as a virtual 'pencil' correctly places the line with respect to temperature values on the map. The animation also permits the user to color the spaces between the contour lines on the map.

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