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Weather Research Links

Weather Research Link Categories:

Bald Eagle
Birds of Prey
Caribou
El Nino
Geography
Satellite Tracking Links
Tools
Weather

These are links to other websites to help students with their research. Click here if you are looking for the Maps and Data.

   Quick Map Search from National Geographic
Type in a location and get a huge list of maps you can zoom in on.
 

Bald Eagle

   ARKive -- Bald Eagle
Slideshow of eagles, hatchlings to adults. Also description, habitat and conservation status.
 
   Eagle Cam
See live pictures of Bald Eagles in Maine. Live images updated every 15 seconds!
 

Birds of Prey

   Birds of Prey
This collection of images displays birds of prey in the wild, a beautiful slideshow.
 

Caribou

   Defenders of Wildlife - Woodland Caribou Fact Sheet
Basic facts about Woodland Caribou.
 

El Nino

   Data in the Classroom
El Niño People blame El Niño for all kinds of abnormal weather. But how does El Niño really work?
 

Geography

   GOOGLE Maps!
Look anywhere in the world! Look at your house, or animal habitats from the air! This simple to use interface is exceptional, flexible and free. Click on "Satellite" on the top right. Click ZOOM-IN with the tool on th etop left of the imagery. YOU CAN ENTER LATITUDE-LONGTITUDE coordinates to see a habitat (i.e 74.5N 93.4W). YOU CAN ENTER a town name...TRY IT!
 
   See Your Neighborhood on a Map!
Enter the name of your town, zoom in on your neighborhood.
 
   Distance Between 2 Points
If you have two lat/long points, you can get the distance between them!
 
   Get a Topographic Map
Scroll down to "Latitude Longitude-Decimal Degrees" Simply enter the place name, or lat/long (ie. 41.221 73.490)
 
   ACME Mapper
Start by entering the Latitude Longitude point to see the location on maps or black and white Terra satellite imagery. Use "Scale" to ZOOM in
 

Satellite Tracking Links

   How Satellite Tagging Works
WhaleNet Link show how tags are used on marine animals; the information can also be applied to birds.
 
   Satellite Telemetry
This site explains (and shows pictures of) how satellite telemetry and animal tracking works.
 

Tools

   Google Image Search
Use this search engine to help you find pictures for your wall display!
 
   Special Bird Migration Movie
Winged Migration is a spectacular film of birds migrating. The cinematography is exceptional. Good source to really visualize what migrations are all about.
 
   ARGOS Satellite Tracking -How Does it Work?
ARGOS Satellite System is illustrated and described to show how the animal transmits its radio signal
 
   Global Topography and Bathymetry
View a topography or bathymetry map for anywhere in the world. From the pull-down menu, choose a center, and see land and/or oceanic relief.
 
   How Far Is It?
Use this calculator to find the distance between two points. Type in either city names or latitude and longitude points, and let the computer do the math.
 
   Make Maps with a Latitude/Longitude with MapBlast!
Go Register, and under 'Maps/Advanced Search’, Enter latitude/longitude
 
   Topozone.com I
Enter a place name, see a topographic map.
 
   Mapquest.com
Click Maps, then Latitude/Longitude (in blue) to enter
 

Weather

   Climatology Center
From this site, you can retrieve graphs, data sets, and climatology images to help you with weather research. Just click on the icons on the web page.
 
   WorldClimate - Find the Climate where you are!
Type in any city, and you can get information about what the weather is usually like in that area.
 
   Canadian Weather Page
Get current weather information for all areas of Canada.
 
   The Water Cycle
Learn about the water cycle's role in weather and climate.
 
   Cloud Boutique
Use descriptions and pictures to help you to accurately classify clouds.
 
   Clouds & Climate
Learn about the different types of clouds and how they relate to weather and climate.
 
   Rules for Finding Fronts
Tips for knowing where fronts will be.
 
   Wind and SEA
Scroll down this site for varied information, including some on weather and climate.
 
   Weather Calculator
Convert weather calculations from one unit of measure to another
 



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