Archive for November, 2009

Answers: Inside Weather Fronts

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

Q: In the November issue of AOPA Flight Training, you discuss extratropical cyclones, including the movement of cold air under warm air and vice versa. If I understand this correctly, the fronts themselves do not discriminate between the cold or warm air ahead of them.  How  do you explain movement under (cold into warm) or movement over (warm into cold)? Kevin,... »

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Science Lessons from Ida

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Ida,  a late-season hurricane that caused serious flooding along the U.S. Northeast Coast after it was no longer a hurricane or even a tropical storm offers teachers opportunities to hitch science lessons to a big news story. Even students who say they don't follow the news surely must have  heard of the storm if they live along the Gulf of Mexico... »

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