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Satellite Meteorology
Entry ID: Sat_Meteor
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Summary
Abstract: This Satellite Meteorology course was developed for middle and high school
science classes. Modules were designed to serve as stand-alone lessons,
however, we strongly encourage a sequential approach to the material.

To maximize learning from this Satellite Meteorology course we recommend that
students:
- Read each module in the order they are presented
-Engage in all hands-on exercises when they are offered
- Tackle "Problems with Solutions" and "Assessments" before moving on to the
next module (links to "Problems and Solutions" and "Assessments" are available
on the last page of each module)

The material was designed to challenge students through the end of 12th grade
so middle school teachers and students may want to skim or skip a few sections.
Others wishing to explore the topic further are encouraged to visit the CIMSS's
college level course that was used as a springboard for this project.
Additional on-line resources used to augment course content include numerous
NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) and NOAA (National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration) web sites. Course content was further enhanced
using CIMSS Director Dr. Steven Ackerman's Meteorology text entitled
"Understanding the Atmosphere" (Ackerman & Knox, 2002).

Course content is consistent with Wisconsin?s Model Academic Standards as
outlined by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI). Links to National
Science Content Standards have also been identified. A CD-ROM with Teacher's
Guide accompany the on-line material. Applicable science standards for each
module can also be found in the Teacher's Guide. Educators are urged to visit
the Teachers Resource Page
( http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/satmet/teachers.html ) .

Related URL
Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Teacher Resource Page.

Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Lesson Modules are available here.
Service Citation
Title: Satellite Meteorology
Provider: Cooperative Institute of Meteorological Satellite Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
URL: http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/satmet/
Science Keywords
ENGINEERING >SENSOR CHARACTERISTICS >DIGITAL OPTICAL MODULES
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >FOG   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >FREEZE   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >FROST   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >HURRICANES   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >LIGHTNING   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >STORMS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >TORNADOES   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >WIND CHILL   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD TYPES   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >HAIL   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION ANOMALIES   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION RATE   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >RAIN   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >SLEET   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >SNOW   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >INFRARED IMAGERY   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >INFRARED RADIANCE   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS >VISIBLE IMAGERY   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS >VISIBLE RADIANCE   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >WIND PROFILES   [Definition]
ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Use Constraints
For grades 7-12.
Service Provider
Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Service Provider Personnel
Name: STEVE ACKERMAN
Phone: (608) 263-3647
Email: stevea at ssec.wisc.edu
Contact Address:
Space Science and Engineering Center/CIMSS
University of Wisconsin - Madison
1225 W. Dayton St.
City: Madison
Province or State: WI
Postal Code: 53706
Country: USA
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA

STEVE ACKERMAN
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (608) 263-3647
Email: stevea at ssec.wisc.edu
Contact Address:
Space Science and Engineering Center/CIMSS
University of Wisconsin - Madison
1225 W. Dayton St.
City: Madison
Province or State: WI
Postal Code: 53706
Country: USA

TOM WHITTAKER
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (608) 262-2759
Email: tomw at ssec.wisc.edu
Contact Address:
Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS)
Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC)
1225 West Dayton Street
University of Wisconsin-Madison
City: Madison
Province or State: Wisconsin
Postal Code: 53706
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2005-07-06
SERF Last Revision Date: 2012-04-23
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