Browse Weather and Climate Resources

Browse Weather and Climate Resources

Hurricane Katrina: A Problem-Based Learning Module
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In this activity, students are tasked with conducting an Earth systems analysis of Hurricane Katrina that will help answer the question "Is global warming causing an increase in hurricane frequency and intensity?"
Thumbnail for Melting Ice, Rising Seas, showing ice and title text
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Using satellites, lasers, and radar in space, and dedicated researchers on the ground, NASA is studying the Earth's ice and water to better understand how sea level rise might affect us all.
"The Oceans Green Machines" title text with plankton in background
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Earths climate is changing at an unprecedented rate, and as our home planet warms, so does the ocean. Warming waters have big consequences for phytoplankton and for the planet.
Tropical cyclone viewed from above
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Teaches about what a tropical cyclone is, and how "Hurricane", "Typhoon", and "Cyclone" are all different words for the same phenomena.
Investigating the Climate System: Energy Cycle
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A downloadable PDF lesson plan which explores Earth's energy cycle.
Investigating the Climate System: Weather
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A downloadable PDF lesson plan which explores the role of weather in Earth systems.
Investigating the Climate System: Winds
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A downloadable PDF lesson plan which explores the role of wind in Earth systems.
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A downloadable PDF lesson plan which explores clouds and their role in Earth systems.
GCPEx logo on a snowy background
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A summary of the GPM Cold-season Precipitation Experiment, which took place in January and February 2012 in Ontario, Canada.
Instrument at GCPEx
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GPM Deputy Project Scientist Gail Skofronick-Jackson discusses GPM's snowfall measurement capabilities and the challenges of measuring snow.

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