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        Clouds in Weather Patterns

        Learn about local weather as part of the global atmosphere in this video adapted from NOVA. Clouds bring weather like thunderstorms or snowstorms to an area; however, clouds don’t exist on their own. Factors at a regional level, such as wind, moisture, temperature, and air pressure, help produce the weather people experience locally. This video helps students gain awareness of weather patterns over greater time and space, which can be used to predict upcoming weather.

        To view the Background Essay and Teaching Tips for this video, go to Support Materials below. This resource was developed through WGBH’s Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms project, in collaboration with NASA. Click here for the full collection of resources.


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