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View Resource Snowflakes Applet

This applet enables the user to create snowflakes from different crystals by choosing different temperature zones within a cloud. The crystal grows with each click of the mouse. Moving the mouse to a new temperature zone adds on a new layer.

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 Precipitation Type Applet

This applet provides a simulation of the type of precipitation that results from adjusting the temperature (dry bulb and wet bulb) at different altitudes. An updraft in the cloud can be produced in order to see its influence on precipitation. The precipitation types that are simulated include snowflakes/ice crystals, supercooled droplets, raindrops, drizzle, sleet, snow grains, and freezing rain...

View Resource Acid Precipitation

Acid precipitation will be defined. At different points in the lesson students will write balanced reactions for the formation acid precipitation from atmospheric sulfur and nitrogen oxides and the neutralization of acids by limestone. Students will determine which states are most at risk from acid precipitation and assess how that risk has changed from 1996 to 2006. Sources of atmospheric...

View Resource Acid Deposition Sampling

This learning activity from the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC) provides students with the opportunity to use analytical meters and instruments and perform acid deposition sampling. Students will collect samples from various sources over a period of time, then measure pH and develop graphs or charts. Users must download this resource for viewing, which requires a...

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