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Nearing the end....

We still stand in the presence of riddles, but not without hope
of solving them. And riddles with the hope of solution -- what
more can a scientist desire?

-- Hans Spemann (1869-1941)
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5/11/2007

Take this quiz:


Footprint quiz




EPA greenhouse gas calculator



Read about what you can do...

EPA greenhouse gas calculator












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April 27, 2007

For a little fun....but it's STILL an assignment worth points...
Take the following link, create a 40 by 40 letter word search using the terms found on page 362 of your textbook, and print it out to turn in.


puzzlemaker


After doing the first part, use this second link to create a crossword using the terms found on page 362. Again, print it out and turn it in at the end of the period. Clues MUST be complete enough to identify the term.

Crossword generator










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4/19/2007
Continue with the Datastreme material. Finish it , but don't turn it in until Tuesday. Make sure you have both CWS A and CWS B completed, along with the Tuesday/Thursday questions. If you aren't working on this project, I want to see your completed work. It MUST be completed before you work on something else.

Also: I will NOT be at BNL tomorrow. You will watch a video; pay attention, or else the sub already has homework for you to work on. If she determines that you aren't paying attention, I've told her to go ahead and give you the homework - I've already told you what would happen, so expect it!


Datastreme





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4/11/2007

You should finish the Datastreme questions for CWS A (1-4)and CWS B (1-3) plus look at the 4 severe weather web sites listed (Amarillo, Lubbock, Dodge City, and Goodland), the latest severe weatehr watch information link at the page bottom, and the "Concept for the Day" questions found in Tuesday's AND Thursday's Daily Weather Summary.

MAKE SURE you READ the daily summaries and the Supplemental information. You are missing a LOT of information if you aren't reading these. And I'll give you a short quiz over them tomorrow.

I will include material from the Supplemental Information pages on your next test.

DO NOT PRINT OUT the images or the CWS A questions.

Everything will be due Tuesday.


Datastreme


After you finish with the Datastreme material, try these...DO NOT go to any page other than these unless it's about weather!


Weather.com



Weather Wiz kids



Electron microsope images of snow



NASA GSFC Science Visualization Studio



NASA 3-D look at Hurricanes







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4/10/2007

You should finish the Datastreme questions for CWS A (1-4), the "Concept for the Day" questions found in Tuesday's Daily Weather Summary.

Make sure you read the daily summaries and the Supplemental information. You are missing a LOT of information if you aren't reading these.

I will include material from the Supplemental Information pages on your next test.

DO NOT PRINT OUT the images or the CWS A questions.

Everything will be due Tuesday.


Datastreme


After you finish with the Datastreme material, try these...DO NOT go to any page other than these unless it's about weather!


World Wind



Weather Wiz kids



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4/5/2007
Continue with the Datastreme site. Complete the activities for CWS A and CWS B, and the questions for Tuesday and Thursday.

Everything will be due Tuesday.


Datastreme



Check out this web site when you are finished. Lot's of good information, images, and resources.

Tornado Project Online


Remember also that you may access this page from home to complete the assignment if you do not finish.

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4/3/2007

I do not yet have the copies of the images for you, I'll have them tomorrow.

You should finish the Datastreme questions for CWS A (12-16 only), and the "Concept for the Day" questions found in Tuesday's and Daily Weather Summary.

Make sure you take a look at the web site about radar images interpretation linked from the bottom of the CWS-A page.

Make sure you read the daily summaries and the Supplemental information. You are missing a LOT of information if you aren't reading these.

I will include material from the Supplemental Information pages on your next test.

DO NOT PRINT OUT the images or the CWS A questions.

Everything will be due Tuesday, as usual.


Datastreme



Check out this web site when you are finished. Lot's of good information, images, and resources.

Tornado Project Online


Remember also that you may access this page from home to complete the assignment if you do not finish.




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3/22-23/2007

After you finish with the Datastreme material, try these...

Wiz Kids


You should finish the Datastreme questions for CWS A (1-7) and CWS B (1-6) , the "Concept for the Day" questions found in both Tuesday and Thursday's Daily Weather Summary.

Make sure you take a look at the web site about radar images interpretation linked from the bottom of the CWS-B page.

Make sure you read the daily summaries and the Supplemental information. You are missing a LOT of information if you aren't reading these.

I will include material from the Supplemental Information pages on your next test.

DO NOT PRINT OUT the images or the CWS B questions.

Everything will be due Monday.


Datastreme







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3/15/2007

I do not yet have the copies of the images for you, I'll have them tomorrow.

You should finish the Datastreme questions for CWS A (1-5) and CWS B (1-7) , the "Concept for the Day" questions found in both Tuesday and Thursday's Daily Weather Summary.

Make sure you take a look at the web site about radar images interpretation linked from the bottom of the CWS-B page.

Make sure you read the daily summaries and the Supplemental information. You are missing a LOT of information if you aren't reading these.

I will include material from the Supplemental Information pages on your next test.

DO NOT PRINT OUT the images or the CWS B questions.

Everything will be due Monday.


Datastreme


Here's the Weather game again. If you finish, see if it will work on your computer.

Go to the following web site to see how weather-savvy you are! Try to be an expert! IF you do, let me see your score.


Severe Weather Game


Remember also that you may access this page from home to complete the assignment if you do not finish.














3/13/2007

I think by now you know what to do with the Datastreme site. Just make sure you stay ON TASK and on the web sites where you are supposed to be.

Go to the Datastreme web site and read the material - Daily Weather Summary Monday and Tuesday, the Weekly Weather/Climate News
Current Week's News Last Week's News, the Supplemental Information for Monday and Tuesday, and answer the questions found in the CWS part A and the 2 questions found in the daily weather summary.


Datastreme


Here's the Weather game again. If you finish, see if it will work on your computer.

Go to the following web site to see how weather-savvy you are! Try to be an expert! IF you do, let me see your score.


Severe Weather Game


Remember also that you may access this page from home to complete the assignment if you do not finish.



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3/8/2007

Keep your chapter 7 materials until I ask for them. Remember also that the Key terms for chapter 8 are due tomorrow.

There will also be a "long quiz" tomorrow over the terms.

Click on the following link for today's exercise. This part should be turned in today.

Thursday, March 8, 2007





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3/6/2007
Turn in all the materials from ch. 6 in the Datastreme materials, then return to work on this exercise.

Click on the following link for today's exercise.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007





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3/1/2007
You should finish the Datastreme questions for CWS A (3-8) and CWS B (1-6) , the "Concept for the Day" questions found in both Tuesday and Thursday's Daily Weather Summary.

Make sure you read the daily summaries and the Supplemental information. You are missing a LOT of information if you aren't reading these.

DO NOT PRINT OUT the images or the CWS B questions.

Everything will be due Monday.


Datastreme


Here's the Weather game again. If you finish, see if it will work on your computer.

Go to the following web site to see how weather-savvy you are! Try to be an expert! IF you do, let me see your score.


Severe Weather Game


Remember also that you may access this page from home to complete the assignment if you do not finish.










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2/27/2007
You should turn in last weeks Datastreme assignments (ch.5)before you leave today.

There is a reading assignment in your textbook for tomorrow at the bottom of todays computer lab exercise.

Here is the link to the Datastreme website. If it doesn't open into a new window, click "back", do a right button click, then on the drop down menu "open new window". This will make it easier to go back and forth from instructions to the Datastreme website.

Datastreme


1) You will not need to print out anything. I'll have print outs of the web pages - when necessary - for you.

2) Read the Daily weather summary for Monday and Tuesday.

3) Read the Weekly Weather/Climate News for last week and this week (to give you chronological perspective on what is happening now, and the events leading up to present).

4) Read the Supplemental Information for both Monday and Tuesday - "WATCHING THE SEASONS (PHENOLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS)" and "MASS BUDGETS AND THE HYDROLOGIC CYCLE".

5) Take a look at the "Watches and Warnings" and also the "Station Model Data" and the "NWS Forecast Maps".

6) Answer questions #3 through #8 in the Monday CWS-A link.

7) Answer the two "CONCEPT FOR THE DAY - SATURATION" questions found in "The Daily Summary" for Tuesday.

Go to the following web site to see how weather-savvy you are! Try to be an expert! IF you do, let me see your score.


Severe Weather Game


Remember also that you may access this page from home to complete the assignment if you do not finish.

You need to read chapter 7 in your textbook for tomorrow.




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2/22/2007
You should finish the Datastreme questions for CWS A (3-7) and CWS B (7-11) , the "Concept for the Day" questions found in both Tuesday and Thursday's Daily Weather Summary.

Make sure you read the daily summaries and the Supplemental information.

DO NOT PRINT OUT the images or the CWS B questions.

Everything will be due Monday.


Datastreme


Here's the Weather game again. If you finish, see if it will work on your computer.

Go to the following web site to see how weather-savvy you are! Try to be an expert! IF you do, let me see your score.


Severe Weather Game


Remember also that you may access this page from home to complete the assignment if you do not finish.









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2/20/2007
You should turn in last weeks Datastreme assignments before you leave today, as well as the isobar assignment given out yesterday in class.

Here is the link to the Datastreme website. If it doesn't open into a new window, click "back", do a right button click, then on the drop down menu "open new window". This will make it easier to go back and forth from instructions to the Datastreme website.

Datastreme


1) You will not need to print out anything. I'll have print outs of the web pages - when necessary - for you.

2) Read the Daily weather summary for Monday and Tuesday.

3) Read the Weekly Weather/Climate News for last week and this week (to give you chronological perspective on what is happening now, and the events leading up to present).

4) Read the Supplemental Information for both Monday and Tuesday - "EXPLAINING WATER'S UNUSUAL THERMAL PROPERTIES" and "INTERPRETING PRESSURE TENDENCY".

5) Take a look at the "Watches and Warnings" and also the "Station Model Data" and the "NWS Forecast Maps".

6) Answer questions #3 through #7 in the Monday CWS-A link.

7) Answer the "CONCEPT FOR THE DAY - AIR PRESSURE CHANGES" questions found in "The Daily Summary" for Tuesday.

Go to the following web site to see how weather-savvy you are! Try to be an expert! IF you do, let me see your score.


Severe Weather Game


Remember also that you may access this page from home to complete the assignment if you do not finish.




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2/15/2007
You should finish the Datastreme questions for CWS A and CWS B, the "Concept for the Day" questions found in Tuesday and Thursday's Daily Weather Summary.

I'm trying to get the printouts copied, so don't print them out unless I instruct you to do so.

Everything will be due Monday.


Datastreme


Here's the Weather game again. If you finish, see if it will work on your computer.

Go to the following web site to see how weather-savvy you are! Try to be an expert! IF you do, let me see your score.


Severe Weather Game


Remember also that you may access this page from home to complete the assignment if you do not finish.


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2/12/2007
You should turn in last weeks assignments before you leave today.

Here is the link to the Datastreme website. If it doesn't open into a new window, click "back", do a right button click, then on the drop down menu "open new window". This will make it easier to go back and forth from instructions to the Datastreme website.

Datastreme


1) You do not need to print out the "Chapter response form", the "Current Weather Studies A" page, and "Image 1". You may need to mark answers or diagram on the image I will hand out.

2) Read the Daily weather summary for Monday.

3) Read the Weekly Weather/Climate News for last week and this week (to give you chronological perspective on what is happening now, and the events leading up to present).

4) Read the Supplemental Information for Monday.

5) Take a look at the "Watches and Warnings" and also the "Station Model Data" and the "NWS Forecast Maps".

6) Read about "How To Read Meteorograms" bu using the "Supplemental Information" link at the bottom of the weather summary page.

Go to the following web site to see how weather-savvy you are! Try to be an expert! IF you do, let me see your score.


Severe Weather Game


Remember also that you may access this page from home to complete the assignment if you do not finish.




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2/8/2007 and 2/9/2007

The fact that I'm not in class, and that you just had a snow day changes things a bit, since you missed the computer lab yesterday. Today and tomorrow you will work on the computers to complete the Datastreme material. You will turn everything in on Monday when I return.

By now you should be familiar with the way the Datastreme web site is set up. Here's the Datastreme link:

Datastreme

You should have the printouts from Part A, but you may not have the printouts from Part B. Print them out if necessary.

1) You will need to read the supplemental information for all days this week, and answer the "CONCEPT FOR THE DAY" for both Tuesday and Thursday found in the "daily summary" section.

2) Read the Weekly Weather/Climate News for last week and this week (to give you chronological perspective on what is happening now, and the events leading up to present).

3) You will need to answer all the questions for both Monday CWS and Wednesday CWS by the end of class Friday.

4) Read the Supplemental Information for all this week.

5) Answer #1 through #5 for CWS-A. Since CWS-B has not yet been activiated, I'm unsure how many questions there will be this time.
Please do those as well.

Remember also that you may access this page from home to complete the assignment if you do not finish.

See you Monday!
LSB




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2/1/2007
Go to the Datastreme web site, follow all directions there EXCEPT - DO NOT PRINT OUT ANYTHING. I will try to get you printouts copied before coming to the computer lab from now on.

Use the printouts I give you - you WILL NEED to look at the color image on the web site and compare it to the printout, especially today - you can see differences there which are difficult to see in black and white.

Here is the link to the Datastreme website. If it doesn't open into a new window, click "back", do a right button click, then on the drop down menu "open new window". This will make it easier to go back and forth from instructions to the Datastreme website.

Datastreme


1) You do not need to print out the "Chapter response form", the "Current Weather Studies A" page, and "Image 1". You may need to mark answers or diagram on the image I handed out.

You WILL also mark your answers to CWS A and B on the form I handed out today.


2) Read the Daily weather summary for Monday and Tuesday.

3) Answer the "CONCEPT FOR THE DAY" for Thursday found in the "daily summary" section. Mark your answer on the CHAPTER 2 PROGRESS RESPONSE FORM I handed out.

4) Read the Weekly Weather/Climate News for last week and this week (to give you chronological perspective on what is happening now, and the events leading up to present).

5) Ignore questions 1 and 2 about the weather cycler chart. You don't have one.

6) Read the Supplemental Information for Thursday.

7) Answer #3 through #12.
Please note that this also assumes that you know at least some geography - you have to know the locations of some cities and states. The map showing "Available Surface Stations" listed under the section listed as "Surface" may be of some use to you.

Remember also that you may access this page from home to complete the assignment if you do not finish.


Study guide for Chapters 3 and 4 test.

LSB





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1/30/2007
Go to the Datastreme web site, follow all directions there EXCEPT - DO NOT PRINT OUT ANYTHING. I will try to get you printouts copied before coming to the computer lab from now on. Use the printouts I give you - you will want to look at the color image on the web site and compare it to the printout - you can see things there which are difficult to see in black and white.

Here is the link to the Datastreme website. If it doesn't open into a new window, click "back", do a right button click, then on the drop down menu "open new window". This will make it easier to go back and forth from instructions to the Datastreme website.

Datastreme


1) You do not need to print out the "Chapter response form", the "Current Weather Studies A" page, and "Image 1". You may need to mark answers or diagram on the image I handed out.

2) Read the Daily weather summary for Monday and Tuesday.

3) Answer the "CONCEPT FOR THE DAY" for Tuesday found in the "daily summary" section. Mark your answer on the CHAPTER 2 PROGRESS RESPONSE FORM I handed out.

4) Read the Weekly Weather/Climate News for last week and this week (to give you chronological perspective on what is happening now, and the events leading up to present).

5) Ignore questions 1 and 2 about the weather cycler chart. You don't have one.

6) Read the Supplemental Information for Tuesday.

7) Answer #3 through #12.
Please note that this also assumes that you know at least some geography - you have to know the locations of some cities and states. The map showing "Available Surface Stations" listed under the section listed as "Surface" may be of some use to you.

Remember also that you may access this page from home to complete the assignment if you do not finish.


Study guide for Chapters 3 and 4 test.

LSB

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1/25/2007

If you didn't get to do the activities last time (station model interactive and the contouring) the first 2 links are to those activities. More instructions follow those 2 links.

Station Model exercise



Contour analysis exercise


Today, I'd like to introduce you to some other ideas which will appear on the chapters 3 and 4 test. Understand, these are some links that I'd like for you to see - there are no papers to be handed in, etc. Just make sure you stay busy and stay on task.


Geometry of Earth-Sun relationships




Insolation




Energy and Matter




Milankovitch Cycles




Starman...




Winter Solstice




Summer Solstice




Equinox!



The Seasons - read the page, then click on "play animation". Pay attention to all the graphs!




Background info...



Seasons animation




Daily and Annual cycles of Temperature



Slide show - click on "next" at the bottom to go through them all.



Seasonal Cloud cover variation




It's all about temperature...




Wind Chill explanation




Wind Chill chart with calculator




Another wind chill explanation with a calculator




Heat Index




NOAA Heat index page




Interactive NWS Heat Index page




Explanation of Scattering




Green Flashes




Why is the sky blue?




The Colors of Twilight and Sunset




Use this link for explanations and images of things like sun dogs, etc. Links to the various phenomena are listed under "See also" at the page beginning.




REALLY nice images and explanations...




Phenomena Gallery




More images...








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1/23/2007

Ok, last weeks Datastreme site was the preview - so this weeks site is still the same. For today, you may do any of the following: 1) Make sure your answers are correct, and turn in your papers from both computer lab days last week. 2)Turn in your lab papers from last week and explore the datastreme web site, concentrating on the following: what are station models, and how do you read them? How are isopleths drawn? (you can use the links for detailed info about this too). If you think you know how, test your ability using the links below.

Otherwise, explore the datastreme website, particularly the "Extras" section - the weather map symbols link and the NWS Glossary. These should both help you better understand the weather maps you will be using.

There is more than enough for you to do to stay quiet and working!

Here's an excellent link to Station models with practice exercises (You'll have to be able to do both this and contouring!):


Station Model exercise



For those of you not understanding the concept of countouring, here is a nice web site with tutorials.

Contour analysis exercise


Also: Here is what I have completed (so far!) or your study guide for your next test.

Chapters 3,4 Study Guide, Meteorology
1) When is the warmest time of the day 5’ above the ground (in most areas)?
2) What phenomenon can only be seen with your back to the sun with rain in front of you?
3) When it is January and winter in the northern hemisphere, what is it in the southern hemisphere?
4) List the characteristics of an Equinox.
5) When do the strongest radiation inversions occur?
6) On a summer evening at middle latitudes, twilight adds about how much time to daylight?
7) What is refraction?
8) You would most likely see a sun dog or halo associated with what cloud type?
9) Halos are caused when light does what ?
10) What are growing-degree days? (also, know how to use them in a problem)
11) What is the difference between an inferior image and a superior image?
12) What is the most important reason summers are not warmer in the southern hemisphere than in the northern hemisphere?
13) In what direction should large windows in a house in the northern hemisphere face?
14) What is the likely reason for the discrepancy in recorded air temperature warmer than freezing when frost occurs?
15) Describe the general characteristics of a north facing hill in a mountainous region of the U.S.
16) How are crespuscular rays produced?
17) How (or when) do secondary rainbows occur?
18) What is a “glory” and how does it form?

There WILL be more....this is less than half.

LSB


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1/18/2007
1) Read the "Daily weather summary" for both Wednesday and Thursday. Answer the questions found in Thursday's summary.

2) Print out the images for Wednesday, and also the Investigation Answer Form.

3) Do part "B" of the current weather studies.

4) Scroll down to the "Surface" data, click on "Pressure" and print it. Click back, click on "temperature" and print it.

5) Everything - including the images which you printed out - from parts A and B will be due Monday at the latest, but you can turn it in anytime after you finish between today and the end of class Monday.

6) The test over chapters 1 and 2 from the textbook will be tomorrow.

You may wish to copy/paste the items below into a word document to print, if you don't have internet access at home.
Here are the items which will be on the test:

Ch. 1
How does CO2 enter the atmosphere?

What is the primary source of oxygen for Earth's atmosphere for the last 1/2 billion years or so?

What happens to air density with elevation?

Where has the ozone hole been observed?

What gases are considered to be greenhouse gases?

How is wind direction named? (be able to use this practically when given an example!)

Force per unit area describes what air quality?

What is the largest storm in our atmosphere in terms of actual size?

In what direction do winds blow around a northern hemisphere low pressure system?

What planet has the strongest greenhouse effect?

What is the part of the atmosphere which is well mixed?

Be able to distinguish weather from climate when given examples.

What is Earth's atmospheric composition?

Ch. 2
What is the proper order of waves from longest to shortest?

What is heat?

What happens to the rate at which radiant energy emitted by a body relative to it's temperature?

What would temperature on Earth be like without the greenhouse effect?

The moon's surface cools by what process?

What is the process by which carbon dioxide and water vapor affect the greenhouse effect? (Absorbing and emitting what?)

What is meant by albedo?

Why are clear calm nights usually cooler than cloudy calm nights?

What is Kirchhoff's law?


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1/16/2007

You will be working with the American Meteorological Society Project Datastreme website during most of your computer lab time from now until about 3 weeks before the end of the semester. Follow the instructions below the link.

Here is the link to the Datastreme website. If it doesn't open into a new window, click "back", do a right button click, then on the drop down menu "open new window". This will make it easier to go back and forth from instructions to the Datastreme website.

Datastreme


1) Print out the "Chapter response form", the "Current Weather Studies A" page, and "Image 1". You may need to mark answers or diagram on the image you print out.

2) Read the Daily weather summary for Monday and Tuesday.

3) Answer the "CONCEPT FOR THE DAY" for Tuesday found in the "daily summary" section. Mark your answer on the response form you printed out.

4) Read the Weekly Weather/Climate News for last week and this week (to give you chronological perspective on what is happening now, and the events leading up to present).

5) Ignore questions 1 and 2 about the weather cycler chart. You don't have one.

6) Read the Supplemental Information for Tuesday.

7) Answer #3 through #10.
Please note that this also assumes that you know at least some geography - you have to know the locations of some cities and states. The map showing "Available Surface Stations" listed under the section listed as "Surface" may be of some use to you.

Please keep your papers instead of handing them in to the substitute. We'll discuss this tomorrow when I (hopefully) return. Remember also that you may access this page from home to complete the assignment if you do not finish.

LSB



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1/8/2007

Research the following and write a 1 page typed report - 1" margins, 12 pt. font, double spaced, sources cited.

This should take more than one day, if done correctly. School communication guidelines should be followed.

I want a report on jobs in or related to meteorology - find one, choose one, bring it to me for approval, research it, then write it.

This link is a good starting place:


American Meteorological Society Career Center


Here's another good site:

NOAA employment


Things to be included:
Title, job description, hours worked, working conditions, job requirements, salary ranges - give examples of the reasons for differences in pay scale range - and how education affects salary. 1 Picture IF APPROPRIATE, taking up no more than 2.5" by 2.5".

You will also be allowed to type it next time we are in the computer lab.

BONUS! When you are finished, take a look at this web page - and how close this will approach Earth, and how large it is!!!

Asteroid 2006 xg1


Here's a short explanation...

Universe Today

We still stand in the presence of riddles, but not without hope
of solving them. And riddles with the hope of solution -- what
more can a scientist desire?

-- Hans Spemann (1869-1941)
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5/11/2007

Take this quiz:


Footprint quiz




EPA greenhouse gas calculator



Read about what you can do...

EPA greenhouse gas calculator












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April 27, 2007

For a little fun....but it's STILL an assignment worth points...
Take the following link, create a 40 by 40 letter word search using the terms found on page 362 of your textbook, and print it out to turn in.


puzzlemaker


After doing the first part, use this second link to create a crossword using the terms found on page 362. Again, print it out and turn it in at the end of the period. Clues MUST be complete enough to identify the term.

Crossword generator










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4/19/2007
Continue with the Datastreme material. Finish it , but don't turn it in until Tuesday. Make sure you have both CWS A and CWS B completed, along with the Tuesday/Thursday questions. If you aren't working on this project, I want to see your completed work. It MUST be completed before you work on something else.

Also: I will NOT be at BNL tomorrow. You will watch a video; pay attention, or else the sub already has homework for you to work on. If she determines that you aren't paying attention, I've told her to go ahead and give you the homework - I've already told you what would happen, so expect it!


Datastreme





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4/11/2007

You should finish the Datastreme questions for CWS A (1-4)and CWS B (1-3) plus look at the 4 severe weather web sites listed (Amarillo, Lubbock, Dodge City, and Goodland), the latest severe weatehr watch information link at the page bottom, and the "Concept for the Day" questions found in Tuesday's AND Thursday's Daily Weather Summary.

MAKE SURE you READ the daily summaries and the Supplemental information. You are missing a LOT of information if you aren't reading these. And I'll give you a short quiz over them tomorrow.

I will include material from the Supplemental Information pages on your next test.

DO NOT PRINT OUT the images or the CWS A questions.

Everything will be due Tuesday.


Datastreme


After you finish with the Datastreme material, try these...DO NOT go to any page other than these unless it's about weather!


Weather.com



Weather Wiz kids



Electron microsope images of snow



NASA GSFC Science Visualization Studio



NASA 3-D look at Hurricanes







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4/10/2007

You should finish the Datastreme questions for CWS A (1-4), the "Concept for the Day" questions found in Tuesday's Daily Weather Summary.

Make sure you read the daily summaries and the Supplemental information. You are missing a LOT of information if you aren't reading these.

I will include material from the Supplemental Information pages on your next test.

DO NOT PRINT OUT the images or the CWS A questions.

Everything will be due Tuesday.


Datastreme


After you finish with the Datastreme material, try these...DO NOT go to any page other than these unless it's about weather!


World Wind



Weather Wiz kids



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4/5/2007
Continue with the Datastreme site. Complete the activities for CWS A and CWS B, and the questions for Tuesday and Thursday.

Everything will be due Tuesday.


Datastreme



Check out this web site when you are finished. Lot's of good information, images, and resources.

Tornado Project Online


Remember also that you may access this page from home to complete the assignment if you do not finish.

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4/3/2007

I do not yet have the copies of the images for you, I'll have them tomorrow.

You should finish the Datastreme questions for CWS A (12-16 only), and the "Concept for the Day" questions found in Tuesday's and Daily Weather Summary.

Make sure you take a look at the web site about radar images interpretation linked from the bottom of the CWS-A page.

Make sure you read the daily summaries and the Supplemental information. You are missing a LOT of information if you aren't reading these.

I will include material from the Supplemental Information pages on your next test.

DO NOT PRINT OUT the images or the CWS A questions.

Everything will be due Tuesday, as usual.


Datastreme



Check out this web site when you are finished. Lot's of good information, images, and resources.

Tornado Project Online


Remember also that you may access this page from home to complete the assignment if you do not finish.




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3/22-23/2007

After you finish with the Datastreme material, try these...

Wiz Kids


You should finish the Datastreme questions for CWS A (1-7) and CWS B (1-6) , the "Concept for the Day" questions found in both Tuesday and Thursday's Daily Weather Summary.

Make sure you take a look at the web site about radar images interpretation linked from the bottom of the CWS-B page.

Make sure you read the daily summaries and the Supplemental information. You are missing a LOT of information if you aren't reading these.

I will include material from the Supplemental Information pages on your next test.

DO NOT PRINT OUT the images or the CWS B questions.

Everything will be due Monday.


Datastreme







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3/15/2007

I do not yet have the copies of the images for you, I'll have them tomorrow.

You should finish the Datastreme questions for CWS A (1-5) and CWS B (1-7) , the "Concept for the Day" questions found in both Tuesday and Thursday's Daily Weather Summary.

Make sure you take a look at the web site about radar images interpretation linked from the bottom of the CWS-B page.

Make sure you read the daily summaries and the Supplemental information. You are missing a LOT of information if you aren't reading these.

I will include material from the Supplemental Information pages on your next test.

DO NOT PRINT OUT the images or the CWS B questions.

Everything will be due Monday.


Datastreme


Here's the Weather game again. If you finish, see if it will work on your computer.

Go to the following web site to see how weather-savvy you are! Try to be an expert! IF you do, let me see your score.


Severe Weather Game


Remember also that you may access this page from home to complete the assignment if you do not finish.














3/13/2007

I think by now you know what to do with the Datastreme site. Just make sure you stay ON TASK and on the web sites where you are supposed to be.

Go to the Datastreme web site and read the material - Daily Weather Summary Monday and Tuesday, the Weekly Weather/Climate News
Current Week's News Last Week's News, the Supplemental Information for Monday and Tuesday, and answer the questions found in the CWS part A and the 2 questions found in the daily weather summary.


Datastreme


Here's the Weather game again. If you finish, see if it will work on your computer.

Go to the following web site to see how weather-savvy you are! Try to be an expert! IF you do, let me see your score.


Severe Weather Game


Remember also that you may access this page from home to complete the assignment if you do not finish.



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3/8/2007

Keep your chapter 7 materials until I ask for them. Remember also that the Key terms for chapter 8 are due tomorrow.

There will also be a "long quiz" tomorrow over the terms.

Click on the following link for today's exercise. This part should be turned in today.

Thursday, March 8, 2007





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3/6/2007
Turn in all the materials from ch. 6 in the Datastreme materials, then return to work on this exercise.

Click on the following link for today's exercise.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007





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3/1/2007
You should finish the Datastreme questions for CWS A (3-8) and CWS B (1-6) , the "Concept for the Day" questions found in both Tuesday and Thursday's Daily Weather Summary.

Make sure you read the daily summaries and the Supplemental information. You are missing a LOT of information if you aren't reading these.

DO NOT PRINT OUT the images or the CWS B questions.

Everything will be due Monday.


Datastreme


Here's the Weather game again. If you finish, see if it will work on your computer.

Go to the following web site to see how weather-savvy you are! Try to be an expert! IF you do, let me see your score.


Severe Weather Game


Remember also that you may access this page from home to complete the assignment if you do not finish.










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2/27/2007
You should turn in last weeks Datastreme assignments (ch.5)before you leave today.

There is a reading assignment in your textbook for tomorrow at the bottom of todays computer lab exercise.

Here is the link to the Datastreme website. If it doesn't open into a new window, click "back", do a right button click, then on the drop down menu "open new window". This will make it easier to go back and forth from instructions to the Datastreme website.

Datastreme


1) You will not need to print out anything. I'll have print outs of the web pages - when necessary - for you.

2) Read the Daily weather summary for Monday and Tuesday.

3) Read the Weekly Weather/Climate News for last week and this week (to give you chronological perspective on what is happening now, and the events leading up to present).

4) Read the Supplemental Information for both Monday and Tuesday - "WATCHING THE SEASONS (PHENOLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS)" and "MASS BUDGETS AND THE HYDROLOGIC CYCLE".

5) Take a look at the "Watches and Warnings" and also the "Station Model Data" and the "NWS Forecast Maps".

6) Answer questions #3 through #8 in the Monday CWS-A link.

7) Answer the two "CONCEPT FOR THE DAY - SATURATION" questions found in "The Daily Summary" for Tuesday.

Go to the following web site to see how weather-savvy you are! Try to be an expert! IF you do, let me see your score.


Severe Weather Game


Remember also that you may access this page from home to complete the assignment if you do not finish.

You need to read chapter 7 in your textbook for tomorrow.




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2/22/2007
You should finish the Datastreme questions for CWS A (3-7) and CWS B (7-11) , the "Concept for the Day" questions found in both Tuesday and Thursday's Daily Weather Summary.

Make sure you read the daily summaries and the Supplemental information.

DO NOT PRINT OUT the images or the CWS B questions.

Everything will be due Monday.


Datastreme


Here's the Weather game again. If you finish, see if it will work on your computer.

Go to the following web site to see how weather-savvy you are! Try to be an expert! IF you do, let me see your score.


Severe Weather Game


Remember also that you may access this page from home to complete the assignment if you do not finish.









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2/20/2007
You should turn in last weeks Datastreme assignments before you leave today, as well as the isobar assignment given out yesterday in class.

Here is the link to the Datastreme website. If it doesn't open into a new window, click "back", do a right button click, then on the drop down menu "open new window". This will make it easier to go back and forth from instructions to the Datastreme website.

Datastreme


1) You will not need to print out anything. I'll have print outs of the web pages - when necessary - for you.

2) Read the Daily weather summary for Monday and Tuesday.

3) Read the Weekly Weather/Climate News for last week and this week (to give you chronological perspective on what is happening now, and the events leading up to present).

4) Read the Supplemental Information for both Monday and Tuesday - "EXPLAINING WATER'S UNUSUAL THERMAL PROPERTIES" and "INTERPRETING PRESSURE TENDENCY".

5) Take a look at the "Watches and Warnings" and also the "Station Model Data" and the "NWS Forecast Maps".

6) Answer questions #3 through #7 in the Monday CWS-A link.

7) Answer the "CONCEPT FOR THE DAY - AIR PRESSURE CHANGES" questions found in "The Daily Summary" for Tuesday.

Go to the following web site to see how weather-savvy you are! Try to be an expert! IF you do, let me see your score.


Severe Weather Game


Remember also that you may access this page from home to complete the assignment if you do not finish.




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2/15/2007
You should finish the Datastreme questions for CWS A and CWS B, the "Concept for the Day" questions found in Tuesday and Thursday's Daily Weather Summary.

I'm trying to get the printouts copied, so don't print them out unless I instruct you to do so.

Everything will be due Monday.


Datastreme


Here's the Weather game again. If you finish, see if it will work on your computer.

Go to the following web site to see how weather-savvy you are! Try to be an expert! IF you do, let me see your score.


Severe Weather Game


Remember also that you may access this page from home to complete the assignment if you do not finish.


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2/12/2007
You should turn in last weeks assignments before you leave today.

Here is the link to the Datastreme website. If it doesn't open into a new window, click "back", do a right button click, then on the drop down menu "open new window". This will make it easier to go back and forth from instructions to the Datastreme website.

Datastreme


1) You do not need to print out the "Chapter response form", the "Current Weather Studies A" page, and "Image 1". You may need to mark answers or diagram on the image I will hand out.

2) Read the Daily weather summary for Monday.

3) Read the Weekly Weather/Climate News for last week and this week (to give you chronological perspective on what is happening now, and the events leading up to present).

4) Read the Supplemental Information for Monday.

5) Take a look at the "Watches and Warnings" and also the "Station Model Data" and the "NWS Forecast Maps".

6) Read about "How To Read Meteorograms" bu using the "Supplemental Information" link at the bottom of the weather summary page.

Go to the following web site to see how weather-savvy you are! Try to be an expert! IF you do, let me see your score.


Severe Weather Game


Remember also that you may access this page from home to complete the assignment if you do not finish.




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2/8/2007 and 2/9/2007

The fact that I'm not in class, and that you just had a snow day changes things a bit, since you missed the computer lab yesterday. Today and tomorrow you will work on the computers to complete the Datastreme material. You will turn everything in on Monday when I return.

By now you should be familiar with the way the Datastreme web site is set up. Here's the Datastreme link:

Datastreme

You should have the printouts from Part A, but you may not have the printouts from Part B. Print them out if necessary.

1) You will need to read the supplemental information for all days this week, and answer the "CONCEPT FOR THE DAY" for both Tuesday and Thursday found in the "daily summary" section.

2) Read the Weekly Weather/Climate News for last week and this week (to give you chronological perspective on what is happening now, and the events leading up to present).

3) You will need to answer all the questions for both Monday CWS and Wednesday CWS by the end of class Friday.

4) Read the Supplemental Information for all this week.

5) Answer #1 through #5 for CWS-A. Since CWS-B has not yet been activiated, I'm unsure how many questions there will be this time.
Please do those as well.

Remember also that you may access this page from home to complete the assignment if you do not finish.

See you Monday!
LSB




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2/1/2007
Go to the Datastreme web site, follow all directions there EXCEPT - DO NOT PRINT OUT ANYTHING. I will try to get you printouts copied before coming to the computer lab from now on.

Use the printouts I give you - you WILL NEED to look at the color image on the web site and compare it to the printout, especially today - you can see differences there which are difficult to see in black and white.

Here is the link to the Datastreme website. If it doesn't open into a new window, click "back", do a right button click, then on the drop down menu "open new window". This will make it easier to go back and forth from instructions to the Datastreme website.

Datastreme


1) You do not need to print out the "Chapter response form", the "Current Weather Studies A" page, and "Image 1". You may need to mark answers or diagram on the image I handed out.

You WILL also mark your answers to CWS A and B on the form I handed out today.


2) Read the Daily weather summary for Monday and Tuesday.

3) Answer the "CONCEPT FOR THE DAY" for Thursday found in the "daily summary" section. Mark your answer on the CHAPTER 2 PROGRESS RESPONSE FORM I handed out.

4) Read the Weekly Weather/Climate News for last week and this week (to give you chronological perspective on what is happening now, and the events leading up to present).

5) Ignore questions 1 and 2 about the weather cycler chart. You don't have one.

6) Read the Supplemental Information for Thursday.

7) Answer #3 through #12.
Please note that this also assumes that you know at least some geography - you have to know the locations of some cities and states. The map showing "Available Surface Stations" listed under the section listed as "Surface" may be of some use to you.

Remember also that you may access this page from home to complete the assignment if you do not finish.


Study guide for Chapters 3 and 4 test.

LSB





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1/30/2007
Go to the Datastreme web site, follow all directions there EXCEPT - DO NOT PRINT OUT ANYTHING. I will try to get you printouts copied before coming to the computer lab from now on. Use the printouts I give you - you will want to look at the color image on the web site and compare it to the printout - you can see things there which are difficult to see in black and white.

Here is the link to the Datastreme website. If it doesn't open into a new window, click "back", do a right button click, then on the drop down menu "open new window". This will make it easier to go back and forth from instructions to the Datastreme website.

Datastreme


1) You do not need to print out the "Chapter response form", the "Current Weather Studies A" page, and "Image 1". You may need to mark answers or diagram on the image I handed out.

2) Read the Daily weather summary for Monday and Tuesday.

3) Answer the "CONCEPT FOR THE DAY" for Tuesday found in the "daily summary" section. Mark your answer on the CHAPTER 2 PROGRESS RESPONSE FORM I handed out.

4) Read the Weekly Weather/Climate News for last week and this week (to give you chronological perspective on what is happening now, and the events leading up to present).

5) Ignore questions 1 and 2 about the weather cycler chart. You don't have one.

6) Read the Supplemental Information for Tuesday.

7) Answer #3 through #12.
Please note that this also assumes that you know at least some geography - you have to know the locations of some cities and states. The map showing "Available Surface Stations" listed under the section listed as "Surface" may be of some use to you.

Remember also that you may access this page from home to complete the assignment if you do not finish.


Study guide for Chapters 3 and 4 test.

LSB

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1/25/2007

If you didn't get to do the activities last time (station model interactive and the contouring) the first 2 links are to those activities. More instructions follow those 2 links.

Station Model exercise



Contour analysis exercise


Today, I'd like to introduce you to some other ideas which will appear on the chapters 3 and 4 test. Understand, these are some links that I'd like for you to see - there are no papers to be handed in, etc. Just make sure you stay busy and stay on task.


Geometry of Earth-Sun relationships




Insolation




Energy and Matter




Milankovitch Cycles




Starman...




Winter Solstice




Summer Solstice




Equinox!



The Seasons - read the page, then click on "play animation". Pay attention to all the graphs!




Background info...



Seasons animation




Daily and Annual cycles of Temperature



Slide show - click on "next" at the bottom to go through them all.



Seasonal Cloud cover variation




It's all about temperature...




Wind Chill explanation




Wind Chill chart with calculator




Another wind chill explanation with a calculator




Heat Index




NOAA Heat index page




Interactive NWS Heat Index page




Explanation of Scattering




Green Flashes




Why is the sky blue?




The Colors of Twilight and Sunset




Use this link for explanations and images of things like sun dogs, etc. Links to the various phenomena are listed under "See also" at the page beginning.




REALLY nice images and explanations...




Phenomena Gallery




More images...








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1/23/2007

Ok, last weeks Datastreme site was the preview - so this weeks site is still the same. For today, you may do any of the following: 1) Make sure your answers are correct, and turn in your papers from both computer lab days last week. 2)Turn in your lab papers from last week and explore the datastreme web site, concentrating on the following: what are station models, and how do you read them? How are isopleths drawn? (you can use the links for detailed info about this too). If you think you know how, test your ability using the links below.

Otherwise, explore the datastreme website, particularly the "Extras" section - the weather map symbols link and the NWS Glossary. These should both help you better understand the weather maps you will be using.

There is more than enough for you to do to stay quiet and working!

Here's an excellent link to Station models with practice exercises (You'll have to be able to do both this and contouring!):


Station Model exercise



For those of you not understanding the concept of countouring, here is a nice web site with tutorials.

Contour analysis exercise


Also: Here is what I have completed (so far!) or your study guide for your next test.

Chapters 3,4 Study Guide, Meteorology
1) When is the warmest time of the day 5’ above the ground (in most areas)?
2) What phenomenon can only be seen with your back to the sun with rain in front of you?
3) When it is January and winter in the northern hemisphere, what is it in the southern hemisphere?
4) List the characteristics of an Equinox.
5) When do the strongest radiation inversions occur?
6) On a summer evening at middle latitudes, twilight adds about how much time to daylight?
7) What is refraction?
8) You would most likely see a sun dog or halo associated with what cloud type?
9) Halos are caused when light does what ?
10) What are growing-degree days? (also, know how to use them in a problem)
11) What is the difference between an inferior image and a superior image?
12) What is the most important reason summers are not warmer in the southern hemisphere than in the northern hemisphere?
13) In what direction should large windows in a house in the northern hemisphere face?
14) What is the likely reason for the discrepancy in recorded air temperature warmer than freezing when frost occurs?
15) Describe the general characteristics of a north facing hill in a mountainous region of the U.S.
16) How are crespuscular rays produced?
17) How (or when) do secondary rainbows occur?
18) What is a “glory” and how does it form?

There WILL be more....this is less than half.

LSB


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1/18/2007
1) Read the "Daily weather summary" for both Wednesday and Thursday. Answer the questions found in Thursday's summary.

2) Print out the images for Wednesday, and also the Investigation Answer Form.

3) Do part "B" of the current weather studies.

4) Scroll down to the "Surface" data, click on "Pressure" and print it. Click back, click on "temperature" and print it.

5) Everything - including the images which you printed out - from parts A and B will be due Monday at the latest, but you can turn it in anytime after you finish between today and the end of class Monday.

6) The test over chapters 1 and 2 from the textbook will be tomorrow.

You may wish to copy/paste the items below into a word document to print, if you don't have internet access at home.
Here are the items which will be on the test:

Ch. 1
How does CO2 enter the atmosphere?

What is the primary source of oxygen for Earth's atmosphere for the last 1/2 billion years or so?

What happens to air density with elevation?

Where has the ozone hole been observed?

What gases are considered to be greenhouse gases?

How is wind direction named? (be able to use this practically when given an example!)

Force per unit area describes what air quality?

What is the largest storm in our atmosphere in terms of actual size?

In what direction do winds blow around a northern hemisphere low pressure system?

What planet has the strongest greenhouse effect?

What is the part of the atmosphere which is well mixed?

Be able to distinguish weather from climate when given examples.

What is Earth's atmospheric composition?

Ch. 2
What is the proper order of waves from longest to shortest?

What is heat?

What happens to the rate at which radiant energy emitted by a body relative to it's temperature?

What would temperature on Earth be like without the greenhouse effect?

The moon's surface cools by what process?

What is the process by which carbon dioxide and water vapor affect the greenhouse effect? (Absorbing and emitting what?)

What is meant by albedo?

Why are clear calm nights usually cooler than cloudy calm nights?

What is Kirchhoff's law?


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1/16/2007

You will be working with the American Meteorological Society Project Datastreme website during most of your computer lab time from now until about 3 weeks before the end of the semester. Follow the instructions below the link.

Here is the link to the Datastreme website. If it doesn't open into a new window, click "back", do a right button click, then on the drop down menu "open new window". This will make it easier to go back and forth from instructions to the Datastreme website.

Datastreme


1) Print out the "Chapter response form", the "Current Weather Studies A" page, and "Image 1". You may need to mark answers or diagram on the image you print out.

2) Read the Daily weather summary for Monday and Tuesday.

3) Answer the "CONCEPT FOR THE DAY" for Tuesday found in the "daily summary" section. Mark your answer on the response form you printed out.

4) Read the Weekly Weather/Climate News for last week and this week (to give you chronological perspective on what is happening now, and the events leading up to present).

5) Ignore questions 1 and 2 about the weather cycler chart. You don't have one.

6) Read the Supplemental Information for Tuesday.

7) Answer #3 through #10.
Please note that this also assumes that you know at least some geography - you have to know the locations of some cities and states. The map showing "Available Surface Stations" listed under the section listed as "Surface" may be of some use to you.

Please keep your papers instead of handing them in to the substitute. We'll discuss this tomorrow when I (hopefully) return. Remember also that you may access this page from home to complete the assignment if you do not finish.

LSB



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1/8/2007

Research the following and write a 1 page typed report - 1" margins, 12 pt. font, double spaced, sources cited.

This should take more than one day, if done correctly. School communication guidelines should be followed.

I want a report on jobs in or related to meteorology - find one, choose one, bring it to me for approval, research it, then write it.

This link is a good starting place:


American Meteorological Society Career Center


Here's another good site:

NOAA employment


Things to be included:
Title, job description, hours worked, working conditions, job requirements, salary ranges - give examples of the reasons for differences in pay scale range - and how education affects salary. 1 Picture IF APPROPRIATE, taking up no more than 2.5" by 2.5".

You will also be allowed to type it next time we are in the computer lab.

BONUS! When you are finished, take a look at this web page - and how close this will approach Earth, and how large it is!!!

Asteroid 2006 xg1


Here's a short explanation...

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