Learning Lesson: Pie in the Sky

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Doppler Radar installation in Oklahoma

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  • Classroom Activities

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Weather Service (NWS)

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Meteorologists often refer to ridges and troughs in the upper atmosphere when explaining the reason for the weather one experiences. Yet all one sees are lines on a weather map. However, these weather systems are high and low places in the atmosphere as this lesson will demonstrate.

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Earth Science Big Ideas: 

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No

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