GEOGRAPHY 370

CLIMATOLOGY

Dr. Dorothy Freidel, Professor, Dept. of Geography and Global Studies

INTERESTING WEBSITES


Environmental News Network --

http://www.enn.com/

Excellent daily or weekly digest of what's happening in the world regarding the enviroment. I recommend getting a free email subscription.

News releases re 9/2007 IPCC report http://www.heatisonline.org/contentserver/objecthandlers/index.cfm?ID=6620&Method=Full

General Climatology

Climate Animations from the Univ of Oregon Geography Dept.

http://geography.uoregon.edu/envchange/clim_animations/

U.S. Drought Monitor, present conditions and animations

http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html

Animation of North American Polar Jet Stream, Live Data, SF State

http://squall.sfsu.edu/scripts/nhemjetstream_model.html

NCDC Online Climate Data Directory (free access to data from an .edu email address)

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/climatedata.html

NOAA-CIRES Climate Diagnostics Center - causes of climate variations

http://www.cdc.noaa.gov

IRI/LDEO Climate Data Library -- check out the Map Room

http://iridl.ldeo.columbia.edu/

NOAA El Niño-Southern Oscillation Home Page

http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/ENSO/

The Ozone Hole Tour --Univ. of Cambridge, Centre for Atmospheric Science

http://www.atm.ch.cam.ac.uk/tour/

History and Science of the Ozone Hole over Antarctica, educational modules on concepts of ozone depletion.

NASA TotalOzone Mapping Spectrometer Real Time Data --

http://toms.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Interesting images of ozone concentrations and aerosols, world wide, as of today

The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, with useful links

http://www.ciesin.org/TG/PI/POLICY/montpro.html

EPA, Ozone Depletion

http://www.epa.gov/ozone

Western Regional Climate Center, Cornell University

http://met-www.cit.cornell.edu/other_rcc.html

 Alaska Climate Research Center Home Page

http://climate.gi.alaska.edu/

Encyclopedia of the Atmosphere, a British offering for both elementary and more advanced readers

http://www.doc.mmu.ac.uk/aric/eae/index.html  

Online Guides -- http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/home.rxml

Instructional Resources in Meteorology, Remote Sensing, and Reading and Interpreting Weather Maps

Cloud Guide -- http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/cld/cldtyp/home.rxml

University of Illinois; Complete guide to different types of clouds, illustrations

Encyclopedia of the Atmospheric environment -- http://www.doc.mmu.ac.uk/aric/eae/index.html

a British offering, with both elementary and more advanced definitions and discussions. Includes a special guide for students of global climate change.

Local climate sites:

California Climate Summary -- NOAA site

http://lwf.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/cag3/ca.html

Climate Data forCalifornia -- and elsewhere, even international

Bay Area office of National Weather Service

Climate of Sonoma County

http://libweb.sonoma.edu/regional/climate/

(Reprint of 1964 document by C. Robert Elford)

Weather, forecasts, images

Unisys Weather -- good source for satellite images, hurricane updates, sea surface temps, loops

http://weather.unisys.com/

Intellicast, WSI Corporation and Photodisc, weather around the world

http://www.intellicast.com

The Weather Channel

http://www.weather.com

Weather Underground

http://www.wunderground.com/

Univ. of Michigan Weather Underground - Weathernet, weather and satellite images

http://cirrus.sprl.umich.edu/wxnet/radsat.html

National Weather Service's Interactive Weather Information Network

http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/

Weather Zone, Australia

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/

 

Weather Phenomena

Extreme Weather and Climate Events. National Climatic Data Center

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/severeweather/extremes.html

El Niño 1997-98 and California Precipitation. San Francisco State Univ. Dept. of Geosciences

http://tornado.sfsu.edu/geosciences/elnino/elnino.html

Hurricane Hunters Home Page - Air Force Reserves weather reconnaissance squad

http://www.hurricanehunters.com

Lightning & Atmospheric Electricity Research

http://thunder.msfc.nasa.gov

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)- weather, conditions, severe & tropical, etc.

http://www.rap.ucar.edu/weather/

NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory -- research on tornadoes, thunderstorms, weather warnings

http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/

Global Change and Past Climate

Global Change Research Program

(U.S. Geological Survey--Good source for paleoclimate research, including data sets of current research and records of past climate change. Also includes Arid and Semiarid Regions Research, Cold Regions Research, Interaction of Climate and Hydrologic Systems, and a searchable index.)

http://geochange.er.usgs.gov/

Global Change Master Directory

(NASA's comprehensive source of information about satellite and in situ Earth science data, with broad coverage of the atmosphere, hydrosphere, oceans, solid earth, and biosphere.)

http://gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov/

PAGES (Past Global Changes) -- One of the core projects of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme--IGBP

http://www.pages.unibe.ch/

CIESIN -- Center for International Earth Science Information Network: Interdisciplinary data sources re humans interactions with the natural environment

http://www.ciesin.org/

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - links to reports, information on IPCC

http://www.ipcc.ch/

Center for Global Change Science, MIT - fundamental processes of global change

http://web.mit.edu/afs/athena.mit.edu/org/c/cgcs/www/index.html

NOAA Paleoclimatology Program

http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/paleo/paleo.html

EPA Climate Change web site, calculate your Carbon contribution

http://epa.gov/climatechange/index.html

Warnings from the Ice. NOVA program from WGBH, Boston

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/warnings/

USGS Earthshots -- Satellite Images of Environmental Change

(Check out the break-up of the Filchner Ice Shelf in Antarctica)

http://edcwww.cr.usgs.gov/earthshots/slow/tableofcontents

Ice Ages Museum - Illinois State Museum, exhibits with good images.

http://www.museum.state.il.us/exhibits/ice_ages/

Pew Center: Global Warming Facts and Figures on Climate Change

http://www.pewclimate.org/global-warming-basics/facts_and_figures/

Global Warming Controversy, skeptics views

Global Warming Information Page - skeptics views, the best I've seen thus far

http://www.globalwarming.org/gw101

Open Directory Project, pages on climate change, skeptics views

http://www.dmoz.org/Society/Issues/Environment/Opposing_Views/Climate_Change_Skeptics/

Climate Change Facts Page -- opposing views of climate change, under-reported media stories

http://www.climatechangefacts.info/

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