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American Meteorological Society

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Material Type: Case Study
Date Added to MERLOT: April 14, 2002
Date Modified in MERLOT: May 13, 2009
Submitter: scott cirmo


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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed, Graduate School, Professional
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
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Avatar for Martha Pitcher
14 years ago

Martha Pitcher (Faculty)

I spent about 10 minutes browsing this site. I didn't think that it was
particularly accessible for first time users. The homepage just presented a
list of all the links. There was no general description. The link to get more
information about the purpose of the site did not work the first time I clicked
on it, but I was able to access it later. The site is mostly geared to a
special program that it sponsors. People outside of that program may find some
of the information useful. People who enroll in the program will probably reap
great benefits from this website.

Technical Remarks:

I clicked on links at least three times and got the "page not found" error. I
clicked on all of them at a later time, and the appropriate pages were
displayed. The home page is not terribly user friendly, unless you know exactly
what you want. It mostly contains links in tables. There is mostly text and
only a few graphics on the home page.

Avatar for scott cirmo
14 years ago

scott cirmo (Student)

This site is for those in the meteorology curriculum or for those interested in
meteorology. The site is setup so that its possible to see what the weather will
be like in the next few days for those that record. The site has weather
summaries for each day of the upcoming week. It explains where cold fronts, warm
fronts, high pressure areas, low pressure areas and so on, would be located
with respect to the United States. The site also has a historical section for
everyday, this shows what major weather related event happened on that day. The
other important aspect of the site is the interactive part, which quizzes the
visitor on weather maps. The quiz usually has a weather map and questions about
it, this helps the visitor or student practice reading weather maps.
I have used this site a couple times before when I was in meteorology; I found
it very informative and helpful when it came to this subject. The American
Meteorological Association is a credible and well-respected organization so the
validity of the site is not in question. The models are accurate and up to date,
the skills or procedures taught are related to those used by professionals. The
site is very educational and effective when it comes to meteorology. Since
these types of sites are rare it is a good addition to the merlot archives. This
site receives a five star rating for these reasons.

Technical Remarks:

This site was easy to use and easy to use what materials it gave you. The site
was free of any problems or glitches that are sometimes present in other sites.
The only assistance that is needed when using this site is that of a
meteorological professor. The reason is because many technical terms are used in
this site and if the person has little knowledge of the subject it can be
confusing. No additional software or hardware is needed to use this site, the
site works just as good on one computer as the other.