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Training Opportunities

Academic Credit

Educational Materials for Your Classroom

Dr. James A. Brey
Project Atmosphere
American Meteorological Society
Tel: 202-737-1043

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Development for this project was supported, in part, by the National Science Foundation.


Project ATMOSPHERE Peer-Led Training Sessions

Following is a listing of meteorology topics treated by Peer Trainers in teacher enhancement seminars. The seminars are offered in a variety of locations, frequently at state science teachers' meetings. The topics, all of which involve classroom tested, hands-on activities, include workshop guides provided at no charge, to all participating teachers.

  • El Niño/La Niña
    • The ¡El Niño/La Niña! slide chart creates visual understandings of the connections in the tropical Pacific atmosphere-ocean system.

  • Weather Satellites
    • Describes the two basic types of satellites, geostationary and polar-orbiting.  Defines three types of weather satellite imagery and explains the information provided by each type.  Includes examples of the different types of satellite imagery.

  • Highs and Lows
    • Describes the weather characteristics associated with high and low pressure systems.

  • Weather Radar: Precipitation
    • Describes how a radar works and how it is used to detect precipitation.  Provides information on how to interpret radar data for hazardous weather.

  • Hazardous Weather (Hurricanes, Thunderstorms, Winter Storms)
    • Explains and describes the processes of hazardous weather associated with thunderstorms, hurricanes, and winter storms.

  • Clouds (with Temperature Strip)
    • Explains the processes by which clouds are formed.  Includes a brief discussion about water vapor.  Has a  cloud chart with different clouds types.

  • Sunlight and Seasons
    • Describes the characteristics of solar energy.  Examines the astronomical features that create Earth's seasons.  Lists atmospheric effects on incoming solar energy.

  • Jet Streams
    • Explains the physical processes that create the polar-front jet stream.  List characteristics and relationships of the polar-front jet stream to U.S. weather.

  • Atmosphere Aloft
    • Describes characteristics of upper-air weather maps and why meteorologists are interested in such maps.

  • Atmosphere Aloft
    • Describes characteristics of upper-air weather maps and why meteorologists are interested in such maps.

  • Air - Sea Interaction
    • Investigates the coupling between the atmosphere and the ocean trough wind-driven currents.

  • Coriolis Effect
    • Simulates motions across a rotating Earth in Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

Modules for Project ATMOSPHERE workshop alumni

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