Hadley Circulation using NASA Merra Reanalysis Model

This laboratory activity helps students to understand radiation, heat transport, convection, and energy/mass conservation by interpreting and mapping the Hadley circulation with the help of data from a reanalysis model. Students will learn about the Hadley cell and Hadley circulation, and their influence on climate.

Toolkit: Teaching Hadley Circulation, Heat Transport in the Atmosphere, and Global Precipitation Patterns and the Distribution of Deserts

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).