Clouds, Precipitation, and our Earth System Webinar

Join presenters from NOVA and NESTA for the first of a series of free webinars about Earth system science resources for middle school and high school educators!

Title: Clouds, Precipitation, and our Earth System
Date: September 11th, 2013
Time: 6:00PM to 7:00PM EDT
Duration: 60 minutes
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Join WGBH's NOVA and the National Earth Science Teachers Association for a presentation about Earth system science resources related to the atmosphere:

First, hear from Dr. Stephen Nesbitt, Associate Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois. He'll give an overview of global patterns of clouds and precipitation and what causes them, and describe how scientists measure rain and snow on the ground, in the clouds, and from satellites. He'll then discuss his role in NASA's upcoming Global Precipitation Mission, which will be the most advanced radar system designed to measure precipitation from the Tropics to the Arctic. Learn about resources available for students, teachers, and the general public to learn more about the atmospheric water cycle, and how you can get involved.

Next, NOVA Education Coordinator Rachel Gesserman will discuss how you can bring weather data into your classroom using NOVA's new Cloud Lab. This digital platform gives students direct access to the types of data, imagery, and tools scientists use to investigate and predict tropical storms. Learn about the different Lab components and some strategies to help get you started.

Still looking for additional classroom resources? Hear from NESTA's President, Missy Holzer, about available content on NESTA's "Windows to the Universe" website related to this topic. Windows is a portal where you can explore a wealth of information to learn about the Earth and Space sciences and find a myriad of classroom resources for all grade levels.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 6:00pm

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