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7.1 The Dynamic Atmosphere

In this section you will find materials that support the implementation of 7.1: The Dynamic Atmosphere. Use the navigation below to find the materials.

Section Materials


Resources

Visions of Earth, by AGI
A four-DVD set on interactions in Earth systems.

El Niño: Research, Forecasts and Observations, by NOAA
Site contains an image of current sea-surface temperature anomalies which is updated regularly. Site also contains links to El Nino images and information, including a list of El Nino-related web sites.

El Niño Theme Page: distributed information on El Niño, by TOGA - TAO, NOAA
Page contains links to cover a wide range of topics, including definitions of El Nino and La Nina, impacts of El Nino, predicting El Nino, 3-D animations of El Nino temperatures, and information on finding El Nino data.

El Nino and Marine Birds, by Waterfowler.com
Learn how an El Nino year effected waterfowl migration movements throughout the Flyways.

El Nino, by USGS
This site focuses on the impacts of El Nino, including coastal erosion, flooding, landslides, storms, and climate change. Click on link to open the article of interest.

Atmospheric Pressure: The force exerted by the weight of air, by NASA
Review some general facts about air pressure, how it changes, and what happens if it changes. The page includes a list of suggested additional activities as well as a web site demonstration of air pressure changes on a hot air balloon.

It's a Breeze: How Atmospheric Pressure Affects the Weather, by NASA
Find out about how a mercurial barometer measures atmospheric pressure.

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Animations

Visions of Earth, by AGI
82 High-definition animations showing a variety of Earth and space system processes.

Atmoshperic Layers, by Scripps Institution of Oceanography
View an interactive animation on the Earth's atmosphere.

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