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Live-action weather footage helps students learn how they can observe the weather. Concepts and terminology discussed include: temperature, air pressure, weather systems, precipitation, and wind.
Presents the principles of weather dynamics. Shows how weather conditions are measured, how computer models are used to predict the weather, the special role of moisture in producing weather phenomena, and finally, the impact of hazardous weather.
Weather forecasting has changed from a day-to-day guess based on local observation to a scientific method dependent on global data collected accurately, in detail, and at set times. Traces the progression of forecasting from data-collection methods to regional centers for computer plotting and analysis to prediction of weather for the next five to seven days. Includes why forecasting is important.
Staying safe in all kinds of weather and avoiding weather-related injuries are the focus of this practical video. Concepts and terminology: lightning, tornado, wind, hurricane, and safe shelter.
What causes earth's weather? Explains that the sun is the primary source of our changing weather phenomena as it warms the atmosphere and water. Covers weather forecasting, high and low pressure fronts, cloud formations, and the water cycle. Presents weather conditions for thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes.
Weather is the state of the atmosphere, and it refers to the day-to-day temperature and precipitation activity. The difference between air pressure, temperature, and moisture influence weather-related phenomena. Other topics covered include evaporation, relative humidity, clouds, precipitation, rain gauge, air mass, front, thunderstorm, hurricane, tornado, weather forecast, meteorologist, and satellite imagery.
Everyday, real-life examples demonstrate the processes of weathering and erosion. Easy-to-understand examples of weathering help students differentiate between the processes of mechanical and chemical weathering. Footage of weathering and erosion processes help students grasp how each process alters the environment. Important terminology includes: mechanical weathering, landslides, abrasion, freezing, thawing, chemical weathering, oxidation, acid rain, moving water, wind, and glaciers.
Viewers take a trip above the Earth’s atmosphere to learn about weather around the world. Students will come to understand the relationship between water, air, heat, and weather. The terms atmosphere, condensation, evaporation, and precipitation are explained through animated diagrams. This program also discusses meteorologists and the instruments they use to predict weather. Part of the Real World Science series.
Climate is what you expect, and weather is what you get. Climate is about long-term records, trends, and averages; weather is about day-to-day experiences. Introduces us to the basics and science of meteorology from its earliest theoretical and observational development to the invention of equipment (the thermometer, barometer, and hygrometer) that led to meteorology becoming a science.
Unpredictable, stormy weather is a natural outcome of a warmer planet. As things heat, they become more volatile. From entire floating neighborhoods to massive harbor floodgates, cities around the world are trying to engineer their way to a safer future. Everything from farming to the insurance industry to building codes will have to change.
This video explores the daily condition of the Earth's atmosphere, and the factors that influence and cause weather. Special emphasis is given to the global processes that generate weather patterns. Other topics covered include conduction, convection, radiation, thermometer, barometer, air pressure, winds, anemometer, sea breeze, land breeze, doldrums, trade winds, prevailing westerlies, polar easterlies, and jet streams.
Weather affects everyone's life. This program provides illuminating, live-action examples and explanations of different weather patterns around the world. Students will also learn the layers of the atmosphere and be able to explain the causes and effects of air currents and air pressure. Part of the "Way Cool Science" series.
In this video, students will learn about the two major types of weathering: mechanical and chemical. These forces alter the shape and composition of rocks. Students will also explore the different types of soils, soil properties, and soil profiles. Other topics covered include oxidation, soil formation, soil texture, horizons, leaching, subsoil, soil conservation, and groundwater.
While Earth's weather reports center on precipitation, temperature, wind direction, and humidity, space weather forecasts attempt to predict activity that occurs on the sun. Scientists also study how the weather on the sun will affect Earth. At the University of Michigan a team studies solar storms as they form and then barrel off the sun. Sometimes these storms hit the Earth with damaging force. Space weather has the potential to interfere with everything from satellite communications to electrical power. This team is aiming for a five-day forecast capability to give government, private industry, satellite operators, and power grid companies more time to take necessary action to protect critical infrastructure. Part of the "Science Nation."
At first, the back room of plant physiologist Edgar Spalding's lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison might be mistaken for an alien space ship set straight out of a Hollywood movie. It's a room bathed in low-red light with camera lenses pointing at strange looking entities encased in Petri dishes. A closer inspection reveals the Petri dishes contain nothing alien at all, but rather very down-to-earth corn seedlings. They're grown in red light for optimal growth. They're just one of the plants featured in thousands of time-lapse movies Spalding has created over the past five years. The goal is to figure out how to grow crops optimally.
Dr. Randall Hughes is conducting an experiment into how well black mangrove propagules from both local and south Florida trees grow in Saint Joseph Bay. Following a harsh winter, she is able to more thoroughly test the survivorship of black mangroves in northern Gulf marshes. Part of the series In "The Grass, On The Reef."
For nearly a decade, with support from the National Science Foundation, Doppler on Wheels (DOW) has been doing its best work in dangerous weather to gather scientific data about wind, rain, and snow. Meteorologist Josh Wurman and his team at the Center for Severe Weather Research in Boulder, Colorado coordinate a fleet of storm-chasing vehicles from a compact control room inside one of the DOW trucks. From thunderstorms to blizzards, hurricanes to tornadoes, DOW is providing extensive and detailed information that may ultimately improve warning systems and weather prediction. Part of the National Science Foundation Series “Science Nation.”
Students will explore the climates of the world and learn how weather, landforms, and location affect climate in various places. Part of the Real World Science series.
This segment is all about climate and the role of water and wind. Climate is the statistics of weather over long periods of time. Other topics covered include atmosphere, oceans, and weather. Part of the "Earth Science" series.
Tornadoes, the most violent weather phenomena on earth, can occur anywhere in the world. Most, however, happen in the United States in "tornado alley," the states of Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Briefly relates the weather conditions necessary to produce tornadoes. Ride with storm chasers as they pursue these violent storms. Eyewitness accounts, time-lapse photography, and film footage capture the destructive power of tornadoes.