Atmospheric Visualization Collection: Developments in the NSDL


  • Christopher Klaus Decision and Information Sciences, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439, USA
  • Keith Andrew Department of Physics, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL 61920, USA
  • Gerald Mace Department of Meteorology, University of Utah, Salt Lake, UT 84112, USA


The Atmospheric Visualization Collection is one of the NSF National STEME Digital Library projects, which seek to develop the digital library through novel collaborative methods. This project is based on research-oriented data collected from the Department of Energy's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement program. It seeks to establish educational materials that are appropriate for all levels of learning while incorporating interactive assessment and development activities. Learning activities include online and offline tools for visualization and manipulation of atmospheric data, interfaces for independent learning, educational units that include streaming video and hypothesis testing, and code development opportunities.