A satellite film which shows the weather phenomena of one day on Earth in full length and on maximum scale is central to this teaching unit. With the help of this film, the topic of atmospheric circulation is ideally visualised as well as embedded in a global context. Moreover, the satellite film prompts discussion about the development and the relations of cloud and wind systems, convection and advection processes as well as global exchange processes.
Atmosphere structure, evaporation, condensation, relative humidity, air temperature
Interpret pictures of weather satellites and use them in order to analyse atmospheric circulation.
Discern different pressure and cloudscapes and assign them to their respective climate zones.
Describe the basics of atmospheric circulation.