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NASA Connect - The A-Train Express



NASA Connect Video containing six segments as described below. NASA Connect segment explaining aerosols and their affect on the changes of climate and weather. The segment also explores the lidar technique in the new CALIPSO satellite. NASA Connect segment involving French students in an activity called the Aerosols Protocol. The segment investigates how the sun's light is absorbed by particles in the atmosphere. NASA Connect segment explaining the difference between weather and climate. The segment explores what factors determine weather and how climate is affected by the weather. NASA Connect segment exploring the GLOBE International science program. The segment explains how the program helps scientists collect environmental data from all over the world. NASA Connect segment explaining how scientists use satellites to predict weather. The segment explores the Afternoon Constellation, or the collection of satellites known as the 'A' Train as well as weather balloons, weather stations and local weather observers. NASA Connect segment involving students in an activity called Size Up the Clouds. The segment explores simulated cloud types to estimate precipitation content.                                              
 
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Video Information
Year: 2004
Genre: Educational
Keywords: NASA Connect; Aerosols; Atmosphere; Lidar; CALIPSO; Satellite; Radar; Laser; Light; Radio Waves; Probe; CNES; Climate; Weather; Clouds; Particles; Volcanoes; Dust Storms; Sun Photometer; Milivolts; Voltage; Student Activity; Precipitation; Heat; Winds; Air Pressure; Moisture; Density; Relative Humidity; Polar; Temperate; Tropical; GLOBE Program; Students; Data; Research; Environment; Weather Balloon; Weather Station; Afternoon Constellation; Aura; PARASOL; CloudSat; Aqua; OCO; Cumulus Clouds; Stratus Clouds; Cirrus Clouds; Nimbostratus; Stratocumulus; Cumulonimbus; Fog; Estimation;
Duration: 00:28:30
Color: Yes
Sound: Yes
Amount of Motion: Low
Language: English
Sponsor: NASA
Contributing Organization: NASA
Transcript Available: Yes

Digitization Information
Digitization Date: 2004
Digitizing Organization: Open Video

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