Weather and Climate: Satellite Meteorology
During this web seminar for educators of students in grades 7-12 participants will
learn how to incorporate weather data from NASA’s Earth Observing Satellites into
meteorology lessons while addressing national science and technology standards,
including the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Educators will explore the
benefits of monitoring the climate system with satellites and review how satellites
observe key atmospheric elements and features that are important for studying long-term
climate trends. Participants will explore the contributions that satellites make
to improve our understanding, monitoring, and prediction of climate. The web seminar
will also cover the challenges involved in monitoring climate with satellites.
In the featured activity students use data from Geostationary Operational Environmental
Satellites (GOES) and Polar Operational Environmental Satellites (POES). GOES provides
real-time weather data for use in short-term weather forecasting, space environment
monitoring, and research and development. POES primarily provides data for long-range
weather forecasting, ensuring that non-visible data, for any region of Earth, are
no more than six hours old.
Next Generation Science Standards
addressed in this web seminar:
- MS-ESS2 Earth's Systems
- Science and Engineering Practices
- Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
- The Roles of Water in Earth's Surface Processes
- Weather and Climate
Common Core Mathematics Standards addressed in this web seminar:
- Grade 8
- Statistics and Probability
Title: Weather and Climate: Satellite Meteorology
Target audience: Educators of grades 7–12
Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. CT / 4:30 p.m. MT / 3:30 p.m. PT
Duration: 90 minutes
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Presenter: Marile Colon Robles
This web seminar will be repeated on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. ET. Registration will open on the day following the first offering.
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