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Lessons and Modules

Introduction to Clouds

Authors and Contributors

The Introduction to Clouds module was originally created during the ICP 1997 Summer Institute by the following members of the ICP Cloud Structure in Storm Lifecycles research team:

George Tselioudis, Research Scientist, Columbia University/NASA GISS
Robert Kruckeberg, Science Teacher, A. Philip Randolph High School*
Christopher Petersen, Science Teacher, A. Philip Randolph High School*
Jose Alburquerque, Student, City College of New York
Juan Clavijo, Student, A. Philip Randolph High School*
Kwajo Abeyie, Student, A. Philip Randolph High School*
Jericco Tolentino, Student, Brown University*
Jeantel DeGazon, Student, Williams College*

*The list above indicates affiliations for students and teachers during the 1996-97 academic year.

The module provides instructional content for learning and teaching about storm clouds using satellite data.


  • International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP)
  • GOESSAT project, National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • University of Illinois WW2010 Project
  • GOES-EAST and the Weather Processor WWW server at Purdue University; National Weather Service; University of Wisconsin and WSI Corporation.

We would also like to acknowledge the attendees of the 1997 ICP final summer conference for their feedback in the evaluation of this module.

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