This Using Vegetation, Precipitation, and Surface Temperature to Study Climate Zones lesson plan also includes:
Using NASA's Live Access Server, earth scientists compare the temperature, precipitation, and normalized difference vegetation index for four different locations. They use the data to identify the climate zone of each location using the Koppen climate classification system. This is an excellent exploration for those studying climate and weather.
- Provides an opportunity to access and analyze real NASA satellite data
- Innovative extension suggestions are made in the lesson plan
- The Lesson Link for the Koppen climate classification is no longer valid, but you can find this system with a simple online search