585 HTML5 WebApps from the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies

Tuesday, 9 January 2018
Exhibit Hall 3 (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Margaret Mooney, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin−Madison, Madison, WI; and T. M. Whittaker, S. Ackerman, and T. J. Schmit

The World Wide Web has finally come together to support a single technology that enables creation of highly interactive, on-line content accessible by all computers and mobile devices. Commonly referred to as ‘HTML5’, this tool actually includes a stack of technologies (HTML5, CSS, DOM, JavaScript) that have become standardized enough to be used everywhere. The term ‘webapps’ (short for ‘web applications’) are programs that use the HTML5 technologies and run in any modern web browser. Over the past few years, the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) has converted long-standing educational applets developed in Java and Flash to HTML5. We have also developed several new weather and climate webapps directly in HTML5, in particular, several activities that demonstrate remote sensing improvements from the Advanced Baseline Imager on the GOES-16 satellite. These new GOES-R Series webapps help train science teachers, college students, TV broadcasters and National Weather Service meteorologists. If you are teaching any weather or climate topic, CIMSS has an app for that! (http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/wxfest/)
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