What is happening when we experience high air pressure? Low air pressure?

Air pressure: https://www.weather.gov/jetstream/pressure

Air masses: https://www.weather.gov/jetstream/airmass

NOAA Decision Maker’s Toolkit (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypWwX6VbNUc

Graphics: https://stem.schooldatebooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Air-Pressure-Tornadoes-graphic.pdf

 

Read the article “Tornado Questions,” then learn how tornadoes form through online interactives.

“Tornado Questions” article: http://www.weatherwizkids.com/?page_id=60

How tornadoes form (interactives):

 

How are weather predictions improving? How can they continue to improve?

NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1MUxphxYJs

 

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Meteorologists study weather, weather patterns, and the atmosphere. They identify trends, pending changes, and how weather patterns might affect people. That’s especially important when predicting potentially damaging weather. They also conduct research on climate change and provide information that can be used in agriculture and other industries to make decisions based on expected weather. While forecasting weather through media outlets is their most visible activity, many meteorologists work completely behind the scenes.

Tools of the Trade

Barometers, anemometers, computers

Education Required

A bachelor’s degree in meteorology or atmospheric science; some need a master’s.

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Read the article "Tornado Questions," then learn how tornadoes form through online interactives.

"Tornado Questions" article:http://www.weatherwizkids.com/?page_id=60

How tornadoes form (interactives):

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How are weather predictions improving? How can they continue to improve?

NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1MUxphxYJs

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STEM Career: Meteorologist

Meteorologists study weather, weather patterns, and the atmosphere. They identify trends, pending changes, and how weather patterns might affect people. That's especially important when predicting potentially damaging weather. They also conduct research on climate change and provide information that can be used in agriculture and other industries to make decisions based on expected weather. While forecasting weather through media outlets is their most visible activity, many meteorologists work completely behind the scenes.

Tools of the Trade

Barometers, anemometers, computers

Education Required

A bachelor's degree in meteorology or atmospheric science; some need a master's.