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Top 5 GPM Educational Resources
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Top 5 GPM Educational Resources
Exploring the Environment: Drought Problem
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This problem-based learning module takes students through a real-world scenario drought in Texas and has them use satellite images and other actual data to answer questions about how Texas and other states should respond to the situation.
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In this lesson, students will explore (through labs, videos, and a simulation) how energy from the sun is absorbed, reflected and radiated back out into space as part of the Earth’s energy budget.
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.
Dive Into a 360-View of Hurricane Maria
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For the first time in 360 degrees, this data visualization takes you inside a hurricane. The precipitation satellite has an advanced radar that measures both liquid and frozen water. Click and drag to look around.
https://goo.gl/photos/D2nmJvXwfQLfTfuD7
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This lesson uses cubes as a way to graph precipitation data to compare the precipitation averages and seasonal patterns for several different locations. There are several variations to accommodate various ages and ability levels.
NASA Our World: What is a Hurricane?
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This NASA video segment explains the formation of hurricanes. Go behind the scenes with a meteorologist at the Weather Channel in Atlanta, Georgia to learn how scientists predict hurricanes and hurricane formation.
Photo of hurricane from space
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Learn all about hurricanes, the most violent storms on Earth.
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This unit will introduce you to many of the complex issues surrounding the Earth as a system and will help you to look at Earth in a new way—as a living system.
A New Multi-dimensional View of a Hurricane
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NASA researchers use a combination of satellite observations to re-create multi-dimensional pictures of hurricanes and other major storms in order to study complex atmospheric interactions. In this video, they applied those techniques to Hurricane Matthew

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