African Dust Links
Climate Change Data-Rich Tutorials for Teachers
NOAA - OSEI African Dust 2010 Index
NASA - African dust leads to large toxic algal bloom
USGS - African Dust Carries Microbes Across the Ocean:
Are They Affecting Human and Ecosystem Health?
NASA - Educational Publications
USGS - Coral Mortality and African Dust Photo Galleryhttp://coastal.er.usgs.gov/african_dust/gallery.html
USGS - Coral Mortality and African Dust - SeaWIFS and NOAA Satellite Imagery
NRL - Dust Storm in Sahara, February 3-4, 1999 and Transport to N. Atlantic and South America
What's in the wind?
Scientists say dust blowing from Africa may be bringing disease to the Caribbean and United States.
By David Ballingrud © St. Petersburg Times, published September 5, 2000
Online and Classroom Resources
also known as just WXWISE
A problem-based learning (PBL) module about Hurricanes.
NASA Summer of Innovation Web Site
NOAA Visualization Site
Livebinders - a way for participants to have access to all the pages
This website allows teachers to design their own projects and collaborate with other teachers.
This is a great ocean application.
This add on is a great source of visualization of the world's oceans. You need to install world wind first.
Embedding YouTube Videos in PPTs
Learn how to download YouTube videos to use in your PPTs. A great teaching tool.
For directions go to: http://mynasadata.larc.nasa.gov/howto_dnload_Utube_videos.html
Journey to the Stars
Science @ NASA: June 7, 2010
Kids love to make things explode in science class. How about an entire star?
Thanks to NASA, supernovas will soon be going off in classrooms around the country—no safety glasses required. It's done via a DVD called Journey to the Stars. Teachers can request a free copy along with supporting lesson plans and activity sheets at journeytothestars.org.
Links for Photometers
General Information and several useful links
Sun Distance, Air Mass Calculation and Solar Elevation Angle (from the ground up not Zenith down)
Time Conversion and other neat information!
http://www.uprm.edu/bio-optics/weather.html - We will need this one
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/ - broad set of information
http://www.accuweather.com/us/pr/lajas/00667/city-weather-forecast.asp - predicted weather
AERONET – FOR DATA ACCESS
a specific link to our place…
Dust vs. Pollution from Africa
Links to Aerosol Sites