Atmosphere Lessons

This short video (00:00:40) provides an overview of the changing landscape on the Big Island of Hawai’i between sea level and the summit of the tallest mountain on Earth. (Video produced by Miriam Sutton.)

Weather/Climate Lessons

The Ocean and Weather: El Niño and La Niña – Students explore the weather phenomena El Niño and La Niña and their effects, map where they occur, and discuss the benefits of accurately predicting these phenomena. (Credits: Naomi Friedman, M.A. Political Science, Christina Riska Simmons, Sarah Wilson, National Geographic Society. Source: Adapted from National Geographic Xpeditions lesson “The Ocean and Weather: El Niño and La Niña”.)

Upwelling: Cold One Day, Warm Another? – Using water temperature and wind vector data from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Field Research Facility, students explore trends in nearshore upwelling. (Written by: Kent Hathaway, Credits: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Field Research Facility, edited by Susanna Musick. Published by VIMS, College of William and Mary, The BRIDGE.)