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Weather: What Forces Affect Our Weather

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Experiential Tools | Added on December 20, 2011

Un orage vers La Baie [cropped] by Normand Gaudreault, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0, https://flic.kr/p/fketqv

Are you curious about the weather and climate change? Visit this website to learn more about the atmosphere, the water cycle, storms, forecasting and more.

You can also try your hand at being a storm chaser: Is a storm on the way? Is a tornado developing? Do you see lighting at a distance? Use the Spotter’s Guidebook to help you identify weather features and alert the authorities.

Finally, you can find out more about wind chill factor in the Wind Chill activity. (Note that temperatures are in Fahrenheit in this activity.)

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Formats: Game, Website

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  • Computer

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atmosphere climate climatic climatologist clouds El Niño forecasting greenhouse effect hurricanes ice La Niña lightning meteorologist ozone depletion precipitation science scientist snow storm chaser temperatures thunderstorms tornado watch water cycle weather wind chill wind speed

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Please note that the programs of study listed below were drawn from websites providing vocational and educational information in the province of Québec (including educational institutions). For more detailed information, please visit these websites directly.

Programs of study directly linked


  • Atmospheric Science and Physics
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Earth System Science
  • Meteorology

Programs of study indirectly linked


  • Atmospheric Environment and Air Quality
  • Earth Sciences
  • Environmental Science
  • Physics
  • Physics and Geophysics

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