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Carbon and Water Cycles; Weather and Climate
Carbon, water, weather and climate a PowerPoint presentation focussing on recent changes to the carbon and water cycles, and how the two cycles interact.
Climate and Weather – an overview for A level, on the RGS website.
Climate change updates for A level geography – supporting the 2016 specifications.
Deforestation, the water cycle and the carbon cycle in the Amazon.
Extensive information from the Cool Geography site: Case study of a tropical rainforest setting to illustrate and analyse key themes in water and carbon cycles and their relationship to environmental change and human activity and more generally on the carbon and water cycles.
Depressions, Anticyclones and Synoptic Charts
Mid-latitude weather systems video (with downloadable resources)
Depression based exercise where students draw contours of temperature, pressure and precipitation to work out what the system looks like: Student worksheets and notes for teachers. Simpler versions of the same exercise can be found on the KS3/4 web pages.
track a cold front across the UK and work out its speed practical excercises.
There are some more teaching resources covering weather systems and weather maps on the GCSE resources page.
Some useful links about Super typhoon Haiyan/ Yolanda
Climate and Climate Change
Climate Change with sections on atmospheric structure, composition, solar radiation, climate feedback mechanisms and ozone depletion.
An exercise using height/ temperature graphs to investigate atmospheric stability, lapse rates and cloud formation with a worksheet for students and an introductory Powerpoint.
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 School’s Animated Geography.
Other recommended useful links