Atmospheric Measurements and Instrumentation climate and the energy resources at a given location. The student selects appropriate measurement site lo- (1999, $45.00, Desert Research Institute, CD-ROM). cations, installs monitoring instrumentation, solves Two computer-based instructional modules have been data quality problems, and answers analysis questions. developed for introductory college courses in meteo- The module on "Atmospheric and Surface Water Re- rology, geography, environmental sciences, instru- sources" describes measurement of precipitation, mentation, and related subjects. The interactive humidity, evaporation, snow water equivalent, CD-ROM programs have a specific emphasis on the streamflow, and water quality. Material is provided on selection, installation, and utilization of meteorologi- water resources careers, hydrologic cycle processes, cal instrumentation for field monitoring applications. and watershed structure. Instruction and interactive They are designed to be used as supplemental presen- tation material or computer lab exercises that comple- questions cover topics such as precipitation climatol- ment other course activities such as lecture and field ogy, calculations of accumulated precipitation, analy- activities. The module titled "Wind and Solar Energy sis of time series data, interpretation of current flow, Laboratory" is assessment of solar and wind micro- snow coring, snowpack monitoring, water testing pro- tocol, and flood potential. System requirements for each
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Published: Jan 1, 2000
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