As a teacher of high school or undergraduate Geography or Earth Sciences, you can use this set of computer-based tools when teaching about heat transport in the atmosphere, atmospheric circulation and the Hadley Cell. This toolkit can also be used to address topics such as global precipitation patterns, distribution of deserts on Earth, Coriolis effect, trade winds, and the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ).

Your current lesson plan can be augmented with the following resources of this toolkit:

Resources in the Toolkit 

 1. A micro-lecture that introduces the concept of heat transport in the atmosphere and the Hadley Cell Circulation
 2. Background Reading
 3. A laboratory exercise where students use reanalysis model data to trace a realistic Hadley cell

Thus, the use of this toolkit allows you to integrate the teaching of a climate science topic with a core topic in Earth Sciences or Geography.

Teaching Toolkit Metadata
Discipline Geography and Earth Sciences
Grade Level High school, Undergraduate
Related Core Curriculum Topics Hadley Circulation, heat transport in the atmosphere, atmospheric circulation, global precipitation patterns, distribution of deserts on Earth, Coriolis effect, trade winds, the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ)
Region  Global
Availability Online and Offline
Languages English
IT competency required Intermediate

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Contents of Toolkit
 1. A micro-lecture (video format)  The Hadley CirculationRaghu Murtugudde: University of Maryland. Video lecture developed for TROP ICSU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIfiCL5_9qE&list=PLZbgNdSTyWDYUZxJ3U0wQ-yvnSwtLtQqp&index=7
 2. Background Reading Harvard University: Hadley Cellshttps://www.seas.harvard.edu/climate/eli/research/equable/hadley.html

Met Office UK

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/learning/learn-about-the-weather/how-weather-works/global-circulation-patterns

 3. Laboratory Exercise  To interpret and map the Hadley Circulation using real output from the NASA MERRA reanalysis model. To  learn what is the Hadley Circulation, what causes it, and why does the Hadley Circulation move around throughout the year?University of Washington Program on Climate Change: Laboratory Activity: HADLEY CIRCULATION USING NASA MERRA REANALYSIS MODEL, Stephen Po-Chedley and Chris Terai UW Earth and Space Sciences  https://pcc.uw.edu/education/curriculum/climate-teaching-modules/uwhs-atms-211-hadley-circulation-using-nasa-merra-reanalysis-model/

Hadley-Africa-Britannica (Image : kids.britannica.com)

Credits/Copyrights 

1A micro-lecture (video format) Raghu Murtugudde: University of Maryland. Video lecture developed for TROP ICSU by Science Media Center at IISER Pune, India
2. Background Reading Harvard University: Hadley Cellshttps://www.seas.harvard.edu/climate/eli/research/equable/hadley.html

Met Office UK

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/learning/learn-about-the-weather/how-weather-works/global-circulation-patterns

3. Laboratory Exercises  To interpret and map the Hadley Circulation using real output from the NASA MERRA reanalysis model. To  learn what is the Hadley Circulation, what causes it, and why does the Hadley Circulation move around throughout the year?University of Washington Program on Climate Change: Laboratory Activity: HADLEY CIRCULATION USING NASA MERRA REANALYSIS MODEL, Stephen Po-Chedley and Chris Terai UW Earth and Space Sciences

https://pcc.uw.edu/education/curriculum/climate-teaching-modules/uwhs-atms-211-hadley-circulation-using-nasa-merra-reanalysis-model/

 4. Images Image : kids.britannica.com

http://www.ux1.eiu.edu/~cfjps/1400/circulation.html

All the pedagogical tools and images in our collated list are owned by the corresponding creators/authors/organizations as listed on their websites. Please view the individual copyright and ownership details for each tool by following the individual links provided.
We have selected and analyzed the tools that align with the overall objective of our project and have provided the corresponding links. We do not claim ownership of or responsibility/liability for any of the listed tools and images.

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( Intertropical Convergence Zone, or ITCZ, by Earth Observatory, NASA)