Meteorology: The Science of Weather

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Meteorology: The Science of Weather (14:00)
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This Science Screen Report looks at the causes of climatic conditions and their influence on human activity. Outlining principles of topography and atmospheric pressure, the program identifies specific types of weather and how they form global patterns—sometimes with damaging and deadly results. The role of ocean currents, and their relation to massive storm systems such as hurricanes and El Niño, is made clear. This program is a valuable source of information on meteorological studies, including the use of satellite technology. A viewable/printable instructor’s guide is available online. Produced in association with the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology and the Junior Engineering Technical Society. (14 minutes)

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Segments in this Video - (4)

1. Weather: The Sun, Winds, and Ocean Currents (03:23)
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Earth's weather results from the interaction of the atmosphere, land masses, and oceans. This interaction is initiated by the Sun as it heats different regions of the planet at different rates.

2. Extreme Weather: Hurricanes and Tornadoes (03:33)

Hurricanes and tornadoes are storms with high winds that can cause widespread death and destruction. Meteorologists use satellites to observe the Earth, forecast weather, and warn people about storms.

3. Weather Phenomenon: El Nino (01:53)

El Nino is a weather phenomenon that occurs because of an unusual warming of the ocean's surface. Weather patterns across the planet are upset because of El Nino.

4. Predicting and Controlling Weather (02:53)

Studying ocean topography to help forecast extreme weather events like El Nino may help meteorologists issue storm warnings. Scientists are developing ways to change weather conditions that might be dangerous or harmful to people.

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