ERIC Number: ED211425
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct-29
Reference Count: 0
Classroom Exercises Concerning the Effect of Weather Conditions on Air Quality in Illinois.
This paper contains sample exercises that investigate weather and air quality relationships for use in college-level introductory courses in climatology and meteorology. The exercises will provide students with an opportunity to apply meteorological principles to a specific geographic location, in an effort to better understand the significant role that weather plays in enhancing or reducing air pollution levels. The first part of the paper discusses the general characteristics of the five air pollutants to be studied in the exercises--ozone, sulfur dioxide, total suspended particles, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen dioxide. The second half of the paper contains tables and graphs describing ozone pollution and weather conditions in Chicago and a detailed discussion of specific methods that students can use to analyze these tables and graphs. This detailed discussion is intended to provide by example procedures that students can utilize in their investigation of the other four air pollutants. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Carbon Monoxide; Climatology; Nitrogen Dioxide; Ozone; Sulfur Dioxide
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council for Geographic Education (Pittsburgh, PA, October 29, 1981).