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View Resource MY NASA DATA Contributed Lesson 8: Cloud Patterns in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

This lesson is designed to help students gain knowledge in graphing a microset of data, then using the graphs to investigate trends in cloud coverage over a given locale. Students are provided content-related activities to enhance background knowledge in cloud types, and then are provided detailed instructions on how to download data from the MY NASA DATA Live Access Server (LAS) and to use...

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 Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM)-Exploring Clouds at the Edge of Space

The Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM) "satellite mission will explore Polar Mesospheric Clouds (PMCs), also called noctilucent clouds, to find out why they form and why they are changing." The website illustrates this NASA project's scientific goals, six objectives, and importance. Users can find a list of publications and links to related news stories and articles about the project....

View Resource PSC Meteorology Program Cloud Boutique

Plymouth State College (PSC) provides the PSC Meteorology Program Cloud Boutique Website to "provide explanations of and access to detailed pictures of some basic cloud forms." Spectacular images and brief descriptions of high clouds (cirrus, cirrocumulus, and cirrostratus), middle clouds (altocumulus and altostratus), low clouds (cumulus, stratocumulus, stratus, and fog), multi-layer clouds...

View Resource Clouds

Created by Carl Wozniak, Clouds attempts to make the study of clouds and the processes of cloud formation more accessible for elementary and early secondary classroom study. The site accomplishes this by breaking information down into five sections, complemented by both descriptive text and relevant pictures. Pictures and graphics are perhaps the most classroom-friendly section of the site, as...

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