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Resources to support the NSW secondary Geography curriculum
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An animated map of global wind and weather. Visit the community at https://www.facebook.com/EarthWindMap
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This is the best site ever to demonstrate wind direction and intensity.

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Weather forecasting

Weather forecasting | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
How do meteorologists predict the weather? Discover what types of weather data is gathered, the equipment used, and how...
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Hurricanes named after females more deadly

Hurricanes named after females more deadly | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

Thanks @Hurricanes with female names appear to be more deadly but more underestimated, a new study suggests

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Thanks @lloydiebloke Spiders have been telling us this for a long time!

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An animated map of global wind and weather. Visit the community at https://www.facebook.com/EarthWindMap
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These visualisations of the earth's wind and weather patterns are beautiful and quite mesmerising. A great way to have students locate features such as cyclones,  fronts, and learn about wind direction in highs and lows. Click and drag on the globe to view different areas. Check the Facebook page for other visualisations.

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Spectacular tsunami of cloud rolls across Sydney

Spectacular tsunami of cloud rolls across Sydney | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
SYDNEY was yesterday battered by a brief but spectacular storm that shook buildings in the CBD.
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Spectacular! And they played on regardless! Interestingly, I live about 15km from the CBD and we saw none of this and had about 3 spots of rain.

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Tropical cyclone frequency falls to centuries-low in Australia – but will the lull last?

Tropical cyclone frequency falls to centuries-low in Australia – but will the lull last? | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
The number of tropical cyclones hitting Queensland and Western Australia has fallen to low levels not seen for more than 500 years, new research published in Nature shows. But while that’s seemingly great…
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Interesting how cyclone occurrence can be measured for the period before weather records were kept.

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It's a scorcher: new site tracks heatwaves across Australia

It's a scorcher: new site tracks heatwaves across Australia | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
As much of inland and eastern Australia sweats through its first heatwave of the summer, a new interactive website has been launched to track where the heat is coming from and to map past heatwaves across…...
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Interesting history of heatwaves in Australia.

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Nathalie Miebach: Art made of storms-TED.com

Artist Nathalie Miebach takes weather data from massive storms and turns it into complex sculptures that embody the forces of nature and time. These sculptures then become musical scores for a string quartet to play.
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Wow, this is fascinating. A wonderful intersection of Science and the Arts. The creator's suggestion that her artworks can be shown as artworks, visualisations of data, musical performances etc, highlight the importance of the viewing context.

Thanks Nicole Bailey, Barker College for this link.
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Super typhoon Haiyan strikes Philippines, among strongest storms ever

Super typhoon Haiyan strikes Philippines, among strongest storms ever | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Super typhoon Haiyan, thought to be the strongest storm to ever hit land, is carving a destructive path through the central Philippines.

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Sweaty September smashes records, with more heat to come

Sweaty September smashes records, with more heat to come | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Australia has experienced its hottest September on record, as well as rewriting the records for the hottest 12-month period for the second time this year.With an average temperature of 21.95C – 2.75C…...
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Not to mention the extreme winds that we've experienced these past few weeks!

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This scientific article addresses the area/geography of Australia. By describing the location and physical weather normalites, the article introduces the affect of global warming on the Austalian land. Being  as the article focuses on the location and reaction of human/environment interaction, it is an example of Area/Geography sources.

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Is Australia the Face of Climate Change to Come?

Is Australia the Face of Climate Change to Come? | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
As extreme weather seems to accelerate globally, scientists believe events Down Under can help explain what to look for-and guard against.
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Temperatures off the charts as Australia turns deep purple

Temperatures off the charts as Australia turns deep purple | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

Australia's “dome of heat” has become so intense that the temperatures are rising off the charts – literally.... The Bureau of Meteorology's interactive weather forecasting charthas added new colours – deep purple and pink – to extend its previous temperature range that had been capped at 50 degrees.

 
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An animated map of global wind and weather. Visit the community at https://www.facebook.com/EarthWindMap
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Cyclones Marcia and Lam approach Northern Queensland and the Northern Territory respectively. Batten down the hatches!

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Explaining Rare 'Hole Punch' Cloud With Rainbow in the Middle

Explaining Rare 'Hole Punch' Cloud With Rainbow in the Middle | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

Clouds are made of water droplets, and hole punch clouds—also known as fallstreak hole clouds—occur when part of that cloud falls out, leaving behind a hole. That opening in the cloud is the result of an extremely localized snowfall.

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Insane Time-Lapse Footage Shows Monstrous Storm Cloud Forming | Science | WIRED

Insane Time-Lapse Footage Shows Monstrous Storm Cloud Forming | Science | WIRED | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it

A supercell is essentially a rotating thunderstorm. Strong updrafts spin in a spiral, pulling the clouds into a gigantic saucer-like shape. Because they require very specific conditions to form, supercells are among the rarest of thunderstorms.

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Spectacular footage that demonstrates the power (and beauty) of weather processes. Via Simon Lawry @ Barker College.

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Severe storm rolls over Sydney

Severe storm rolls over Sydney | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Commuters are set for a long haul home after a severe thunderstorm and heavy rain swept though Sydney.
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Watch the storm roll through Sydney via time-lapse photography.

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Great Lakes Go For Fully Frozen

Great Lakes Go For Fully Frozen | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
The Great Lakes are almost completely frozen over for the first time in 10 years, thanks to persistent cold weather.
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Bali's rubbish tsunami

Bali's rubbish tsunami | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
Indonesian monsoon rain, storms and wild winds have sent a wave of plastic into Bali's beaches in the month of January like Bali has never seen or had to contend with before.
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Not quite the Bali that appears in the travel brochures!

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Record cold clocked in Antarctica

Record cold clocked in Antarctica | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
A new look at NASA satellite data says the earth has set a new record for lowest temperature recorded.
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Typhoon Haiyan Before & After - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Typhoon Haiyan Before & After - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
View interactive before and after images showing the devastation Typhoon Haiyan has caused in Tacloban City, Philippines.
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The Best Resources For Learning About Typhoon Haiyan | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Resources For Learning About Typhoon Haiyan | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
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A good selection of resources on Typhoon Haiyan - the largest cyclone in the history of weather recording. 

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CLIMATE AND WEATHER - what's the difference?

CLIMATE AND WEATHER - what's the difference? | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
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Nice example from famous Australian novel, 'Picnic at Hanging Rock,' to illustrate the difference.

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Australian CliMate


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John Pearce's curator insight, May 1, 2013 3:56 AM

This is a really comprehensive app that draws from weather and climate observations made around Australia in a away that enables you to interrogate data over the past 60 years. 

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Photo-sliders of New York City before and after Frankenstorm

Photo-sliders of New York City before and after Frankenstorm | Geography in the classroom | Scoop.it
ONE of the biggest storms in America's history has left large swathes of the USA's most populous city underwater: here's how Sandy affected New York.
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