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Our comprehensive glossary is available to assist in your understanding of the S'COOL lesson plan vocabulary words. Please select the first letter of the word you wish to check for a definition and further information.


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Weather word translations
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navigation:
the process of being able to control, through various methods, a particular craft from one point to another.  
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nimbostratus:
Low-level clouds that cover the entire sky with broad sheets, and that produce steady rain of low to moderate intensity with no thunder and lightning..   Photo of Nimbostratus Clouds
Image courtesy Photo taken in September 2001 by Robert Sepulveda at Menchville High School, Newport News, VA.
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nimbus:
type of low-level cloud that usually brings steady precipitation.   NOAA Jetstream website
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NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP):
National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) is the next generation of low Earth orbiting environmental satellites that will be used to study the Earth System. A new Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) instrument will be one of the instruments on board the first satellite in the new system, the NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP). The new CERES instrument and the other four other Earth-observing instruments will monitor atmospheric and sea surface temperatures, humidity, land and ocean biological productivity, cloud and aerosol properties, total/profile ozone measurements, and changes in the Earth's radiation budget. The NPP spacecraft is scheduled for launch into a polar orbit October 25, 2011 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on a Boeing Delta II-7920-10 launch vehicle..   NPP Satellite with Earth Image