FRAPPÉ Educational Resources

FRAPPÉ: Studying Ground Level Ozone in Colorado

Air Quality: The FRAPPÉ Field Camapign


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UCAR Science Education | Air Quality Teaching Box 

Teaching Boxes are themed collections of classroom-ready educational resources to build student understanding of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Resources highlighted within teaching boxes are from various science education programs and all have been vetted by the education team at the UCAR Center for Science Education.

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The Troposphere - Overview

The troposphere is the lowest layer of Earth's atmosphere. Most of the mass (about 75-80%) of the atmosphere is in the troposphere. Most types of clouds are found in the troposphere, and almost all weather occurs within this layer.

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GO3 Project :: Air Pollution Basics

An air pollutant is any substance emitted to or produced in the atmosphere as a result of human activity in sufficient quantity to cause harm to plants, animals or materials. Harm can be direct: human health effects, reduced crop yields, damage to rubber products such as tires, erosion of marble sculpture, etc., or indirect such as climate change.

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Windows to the Universe :: Ozone

 Ozone is a special kind of oxygen molecule. Normal oxygen molecules (O2), the kind we need to breathe, have two oxygen atoms. Ozone molecules (O3) have three oxygen atoms. Ozone forms when a photon of ultraviolet (UV) "light" from the Sun strikes a normal oxygen molecule, breaking it apart. One of the atoms freed by this photodissociation process attaches itself to another oxygen molecule, converting it into ozone.

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UCAR MetEd :: Atmospheric Composition (free login required)

 The best-known application with the longest established contribution from satellites is stratospheric ozone monitoring. This continues to be important as we monitor the anticipated recovery of the ozone layer.

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UCAR MetEd :: Weather and Health

This course will help meteorologists and others broaden their understanding of the impacts of weather and climate on public health, including the impacts of heat waves and cold temperatures, winter storms and thunderstorms, flooding, drought, poor air quality, tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfire, UV radiation, and others. 

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