Exploring Temperature & Pressure Changes with Height

Rajul Pandya, DLESE Program Center

Using the VGEE Visualization Environment, this activity enables students to create 5D visualizations of pressure and temperature changes at sea level and higher in the atmosphere. The VGEE curriculum links to atmospheric and oceanic data using Thematic Real-time Earth Distributed Data Servers (THREDDS) services and includes a visualization tool that is an educational instance of the Integrated Data Viewer (IDV) developed by Unidata. This tool is a Java-based program that lets users construct realistic 3D graphics and animations of what is occurring within a dataset. 5D refers to the three spatial dimensions plus time and multiple variables.

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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric ScienceKeywords: vgee, visualization environment, visual geophysical exploration environment, temperature and pressure changes with height, exploratory discovery learning, el nino