What happens when ocean currents and air masses interact? Find out in Weather Lab! Take on the role of a meteorologist by predicting spring weather and how people should dress for it in particular regions of the United States.
Weather Lab is a tool to help visualize how North America’s weather is formed. This lab is designed to model the complex interactions between air masses and ocean currents, but like all models it represents probable outcomes. Each prediction you make is for possible outcomes during Spring.
Weather Lab is available as a website for desktop and laptop computers, tablets, and smartphones.
This interactive was funded under the Investing in Innovation (i3) validation grant (U396B100097) awarded to the Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC) by the U.S. Department of Education. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations contained in this work do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Education or other funders.