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Browse Societal Applications Resources

Browse Societal Applications Resources

Temperature data showing difference between winter and summer.
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The monsoon is a seasonal rain and wind pattern that occurs over South Asia (among other places). Through NASA satellites and models we can see the monsoon patterns like never before.
OLYMPEX Advanced Data Analysis Exercise
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This data exercise has students look up precipitation ground data and satellite data for a site in Washington State and do a comparison using a data table and a graph. The activity is expected to take about 45 minutes.
Ground Validation and OLYMPEX Webquest – Elementary Version
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You will learn how we measure rain and snow from the ground and from space using satellites, and why we need to check the data using ground validation. This particularly relates to the OLYMPEX Field Campaign.
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The purpose of this lesson is to provide students with experience creating models of landforms and bodies of water. Students review the characteristics of landforms and bodies of water in an active game, and then make models of these.
Identifying Landforms and Bodies of Water on a Map
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The purpose of this lesson is to expose elementary level students to the practice of “developing and using models” as students explore and identify landforms and bodies of water on a map of the world. It is anticipated that this lesson will take one hour.
STEM Careers Exploration
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A presentation and capture sheet to help students explore career options in STEM fields, at NASA and beyond.
Photo of the GPM Core Observatory Paper Model
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Build a paper model of the GPM Core Observatory and learn about the technology the satellite will use to measure precipitation from space.
GPM Mission Brochure cover
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This 17 page flyer provides an overview of the GPM Mission. It describes the technologies used to measure precipitation and the missions scientific goals and societal applications.
IFloods Logo
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This is an introductory lesson to acquaint middle school students to many aspects of a serious and common natural disaster; flooding. Students will be directed to visit websites where they will interact with various types of media.
Wet Wide World Thumbnail
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This video, "Our Wet Wide World", provides an overview of the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission and its goals.

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