NOTICE: We are no longer stocking these CDs. The CD-ROMs contained the exact same content that you are seeing on this web site. When the WW2010 web site was first developed, we realized that many educators did not have adequate access to the internet, and thus offered a CD-ROM version of the content (which was still in the form of web pages, except that the files were on the CD instead of online). However, things have changed, and CD orderes have greatly diminished due to improved internet access. Additionally, the content on this site has not been significantly updated since 1999 (though it remains useful to some extent).
The Department of Atmospheric Sciences (DAS) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) would like to announce the release of the 2nd edition of the Weather World 2010 (WW2010) Educational CD-ROM. This resource is being constructed to provide local access to the high-graphics version our entire collection of Internet-based educational resources developed through our participation in NSF's Collaborative Visualization Project (CoVis). Most of these resources are currently available in the Online Guides.
New to the 2nd Edition of the WW2010 CD-ROM:
Features of the CD-ROM will include:
INSTRUCTIONAL MODULES -
that use multimedia and the flexible nature of the
web to enhance the impact of educational resources.
These modules introduce and explain fundamental topics in
(Pressure, Severe Storms, El Niño, Forecasting etc.), Remote
Sensing (Radars and Satellites) and how some of these aspects fit into the
ARCHIVED WEATHER DATA - and case studies of memorable weather events like Hurricane Andrew, Storm of the Century and the April 19, 1996 Illinois Tornado Outbreak. Each case contains relevant weather images, storm histories, photographs and eye-witness accounts.
STUDENT PROJECTS & ACTIVITIES - (complete with answer keys) that provide teachers with a meaningful way of integrating the data and instructional resources into the classroom.
REAL-TIME WEATHER DATA - will also be accessible from selected pages of the CD-ROM to allow the user to apply what they've learned to current weather conditions. These pages will link to relevant weather products accessible through our WW2010 web server.
EFFICIENT NAVIGATION - that allows users to move between hundreds of pages with only a few clicks and return easily.
These resources will be accessible from the CD-ROM by using any standard web browser and the interface will be nearly identical to their online counterparts. Therefore the same CD-ROM can be used on a Macintosh or an PC.
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