Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: April 25, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963893 | Print ISBN: 9781412958783 | Online ISBN: 9781412963893| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Weather World 2010 Project
DEVELOPED BY THE Department of Atmospheric Sciences (DAS) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), the Weather World 2010 project (WW2010) is a WWW framework for integrating current and archived weather data with multimedia instructional resources, using new and innovative technologies. The project focuses on many different manifestations of global warming such as hurricanes, clouds and precipitation, and El Nino. The accuracy of the instructional resources on the website has been reviewed by professors and scientists from the DAS at the UIUC and at the Illinois State Water Survey. Weather World 2010 is the result of a long process dating back to January 1993, when Dr. Mohan Ramamurthy and programmer John Kemp created the Weather Machine. This resource allowed users to view weather images through a gopher server. At the same time, Steve Hall started to devise instructional modules in HyperCard for use by the educationally motivated Collaborative Visualization (CoVis) ...