Intertropical Convergence Zone

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 Lesson Plan 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).

The use of this Lesson Plan allows you to integrate the teaching of a climate science topic with a core topic in Earth Sciences or Geography.

About 

Discipline Geography, Earth Sciences
Grade Level High School, Undergraduate
Topic(s) in Discipline 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)
Location  Global
Access Online, Offline
Languages English
Climate Topic Climate and the Atmosphere

Contents 
 1. A micro-lecture (video format)  The Hadley Circulation, Raghu 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 Cells

https://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/

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 Cells

https://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 kids.britannica.com; http://www.ux1.eiu.edu/~cfjps/1400/circulation.html; Earth Observatory, NASA; http://www.ux1.eiu.edu/~cfjps/1400/circulation.html

 

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