The Meteorology and Impacts of Superstorm Sandy: Creation of an Educational Case Study Using IDV and RAMADDA
In the classroom (or project), students are lead through the case study via questions designed to enable fulfillment of the learning objectives. Each question is associated with pre-selected data that can be visualized in the IDV with a single click. The case study presented here guides the learner toward an understanding of the atmospheric dynamics associated with Superstorm Sandy. In addition, the case study makes use of non-atmospheric data (e.g., population data, videos) to allow students to assess the impact the storm might have on the built environment. The case study questions and associated data are publicly accessible for anyone to modify and reuse for their specific purposes.