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Diagram of hurricane formation
Diagram of hurricane formation
Diagram of hurricane formation showing movement of warm, humid air and cold, unstable air between the upper and lower atmosphere.
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Mercurial barometer
Mercurial barometer
Based on a principle developed by Evangelista Torricelli in 1643, the Mercurial Barometer is an instrument used for measuring the change in atmospheric pressure. It uses a long glass tube, open at one end and closed at the other. Air pressure is measured by...
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Resources on the web

Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML)
Information and data sets related to the Atlantic Ocean and its climate, including overviews about coastal and regional environments and hurricanes. Also find articles about a wide range of ocean topics from Harris B. Stewart's 1951 Northern Holiday Expedition... (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: NOAA
Exploring the Environment
Promotes science-literate and reflective students who are knowledgeable of the earth's processes and their responsibilities for stewardship using these instructional resources. Find activities and learning modules for coral reefs, global climate change, the... (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: NASA
National Data Buoy Center
Sponsored by NOAA, this website uses information collected from buoys in the world's oceans about water temperature and height, wind, etc., to aid in the prediction of weather and for ocean vessels to understand the seas around them. Users can select buoys... (Learn more)
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Provided by: National Buoy Data Center (NOAA)
Newton BBS
Ask a scientist a question or browse the answers to previously answered questions in categories such as astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, mathematics, and zoology. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Argonne National Laboratory
North American Drought: A Paleo Perspective
This website contains information about drought and focuses on North America. How drought is defined, why it causes concern, the history of 20th Century drought, and how paleoclimatology is related to drought are explored in this site. Discover how nature... (Learn more)
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Provided by: NOAA Paleoclimatology Program
Web Weather for Kids: Hands-on activities for teaching atmospheric sciences
Weather activities for kids with games, stories, and instructions for creating all sorts of weather phenomenon within the classroom. There are activities and instructions for science projects and experiments related to weather, as well. A weather glossary... (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research UCAR
The World of Benjamin Franklin
On this site you can see a timeline of Benjamin Franklin's life and find resource materials, activities, and information about a disciplined individual who was an important diplomat and inventor. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: The Franklin Institute