Investigating the Climate System: Weather- Global Awareness Tour
Through the scenario of planning concert locations for a "Global Awareness Tour", students will research, interpret, and explain general characteristics of weather in tropical regions. They will learn to use data from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite instruments to make observations on extreme weather situations, develop their Internet research skills, and enhance communication and presentation skills. This module is designed to be used at the end of a unit on weather. Students are expected to understand temperature, pressure, precipitation, clouds, winds, lightning, mid-latitude weather patterns, basic geography, and geographical influences on weather patterns. They should also be familiar with the TRMM satellite instruments and mission.