Dataset Interactive weather and wave forecast maps

TLF ID M012705

This is a Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) web page providing weather and wave forecasts for up to seven days displayed as a computer-generated map. The wide range of options available via drop-down menus includes the type of weather or wave information to be displayed, level (altitude), area (region), time zone and period (duration). Once the selections have been made and a current map is displayed, a date and time up to six days ahead can be selected. The map can also be animated so that the display automatically progresses through all the forecasts available for each date and time. The resource includes links to map viewer help, a glossary and recent weather maps.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a useful resource for Geographical Knowledge and Understanding, particularly for the content description in the year 7 Water in the world unit of study that refers to the ways that water connects places as it moves through the environment, and the forms it takes as an available resource.
  • This resource would also be useful for the content description in year 7 Geographical Inquiry and Skills referring to interpreting and analysing geographical information using spatial technologies and qualitative and quantitative methods to identify spatial associations and explain patterns, trends and relationships.
  • The resource can contribute to students attaining those elements of the achievement standard in year 7 geography referring to interpreting and analysing geographical information from a range of sources.
  • The resource supports the cross-curriculum priority of sustainability, particularly in regard to the organising idea about the biosphere being a dynamic system providing conditions that sustain life on Earth.
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  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Commonwealth of Australia
  • Organization: Commonwealth of Australia
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  • Publisher
  • Name: Bureau of Meteorology
  • Organization: Bureau of Meteorology
  • Description: Publisher
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  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
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