Mookesh Dhanasar

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Activity

Numerical Algebraic Modeling of Earth's Atmosphere using MSExcel part of Integrate:Workshops:Engineering, Sustainability, and the Geosciences:Activities
This activity is designed to introduce students to atmospheric modeling using established algebraic models. MSExcel is purposely chosen as the programming and visualization tool because of its availability, ease of use and flexibility. During the programming phase, students are required to develop and execute logic constructs to implement the algebraic equations. They are then required to visualize the raw data obtained from these algebraic equations using MSExcel plotting options. This simulation data can then be compared against data from weather balloons stations.Keywords: Mathematical Modeling, Algorithm Development, Scientific Programming, Data Visualization and Analysis, High School STEM activity