Contour Drawing

If you’ve ever looked at an Ordnance Survey Map, you’ll have seen the contours – lines joining places which are the same height above sea level. You can spot high places, low places and places where the slopes are steep. The contours are drawn at equal intervals – there might be one every 5m or…

Isotherms

Isotherms The figure below is a map of isotherms, showing the average mean temperatures for January over the UK, based on average values for 1961–90. 1. Explain the reasons why Newquay is warmer than Ayr in January. 2. With reference to the Environmental Lapse Rate, outline why temperatures at Okehampton are lower than at Newquay….

A Level

Have a look at the Barometer – a regular podcast featuring weather and climate issues from the University of Manchester. A one hour tutorial on Climate variability, change and water resources from MetEd (requires free registration). The level is suitable for A level. A very useful set of animations, videos and explanations from Wycombe High…

Key Stage 4

Resources for 14-16 Year Old Students Other recommended resources: A wide range of animations from the Met Office suitable for geography and science topics. Resources looking at change of state, latent heat, data handling and the Electromagnetic Spectrum from the NCAS/ DIAMET project. An excellent GA resource investigating weather conditions needed for the various Olympic…