Graphic by: Steven E. Hall

The Online Remote Sensing Guide consists of two web-based instructional modules that use multimedia technology and the dynamic capabilities of the web. These resources incorporate text, colorful diagrams, and animations to introduce selected topics in the field of remote sensing. Selected pages link to (or will soon link to) relevant current weather products, allowing the user to apply what has been learned in the instructional modules to real-time weather data. Available modules include:

Last Update: 08/28/99
The basics of radars and target detection, interpreting radar imagery and exploring their applications in forecasting and severe weather prediction.

GOES and POES satellites, the images they produce and how to interpret them.

The target audience for the Online Remote Sensing Guide is high school and undergraduate level students. However, these resources have been used by instructors throughout K-12, undergraduate and graduate level education. Contents of the Online Remote Sensing Guide were developed by graduate students and faculty through our efforts in the Collaborative Visualization Project (CoVis), which was funded by the National Science Foundation. These resources have been reviewed by faculty and scientists at the University of Illinois and the Illinois State Water Survey. Many of these resources were tested in a classroom environment and have been modified based upon teacher and student feedback.

The navigation menu (left) for this module is called "Remote Sensing" and the available modules are listed as menu items, beginning with this introduction. In addition, this entire web server is accessible in both "graphics" and "text"-based modes, a feature controlled from the blue "User Interface" menu (located beneath the black navigation menus). More information about the user interface options, the navigation system, or WW2010 in general is accessible from About This Server.

Terms for using data resources. CD-ROM available.
Credits and Acknowledgments for WW2010.
Department of Atmospheric Sciences (DAS) at
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.