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Web Sites

  • Google Web Directory - Meteorology
    http://directory.google.com/Top/Science/Earth_Sciences/Meteorology/
    Directory pointing to over 700 sites related to meteorology, with links to related categories such as weather news and atmospheric chemistry.
  • International Weather from WeatherHub
    http://www.weatherhub.com/
    Collected links for thousands of cities from around the world. Also provides some historical data for individual cities in the U.S.; this information is provided by Weather Underground (see further down on the list).
  • National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) Online Document Library
    http://www5.ncdc.noaa.gov/pubs/publications.html
    Access to most data is available from SIBL only, using SIBL's ID and password. (Please inquire in person at McGraw Desk, lower level of SIBL.) Data include: Monthly Climatic Data for the World (1998-Present); Storm Data (1994-Present); Local Climatological Data (Cities), Edited (1996-Present); Climatological Data (1997-Present, by state); Hourly Precipitation Data (1997-Present); Monthly Normals (1971-Present); Heating and Cooling Degree Day Data (1993-Present). Many of these publications are also available as depository items in print and/or microfiche.
  • NOAA Photo Library Home Page
    http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's photograph and image collection has over 10,000 downloadable images that are related to weather. To find images browse the index, or search the collection by keyword.
  • PSC Meteorology Program Cloud Boutique
    http://vortex.plymouth.edu/clouds.html
    This "general cloud reference", hosted by the Plymouth State College Weather Center, provides cloud classifications and descriptions, as well as photographs.
  • Reading Weather Maps - University of Illinois
    http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/maps/home.rxml
    Discusses how to interpret weather information in order to make predictions. Focuses on reading weather maps to make forecasts, and general methods of preparing a forecast.
  • The Weather Channel - Weather Maps
    http://www.weather.com/maps/maptype.html
    Weather maps include US Severe Weather, Current Weather, 48-Hour Forecast, 7-Day Forecast, US Doppler Radar, US Satellite, World Satellite, Earthquake Reports, and more.
  • Weather Underground
    http://www.wunderground.com/
    Includes maps for temperature, radar, visibility, wind, heat index, wind-chill, humidity, storms and dew point. Features cover astronomy (maps of the night sky searchable by zip code), ski reports, and marine forecasts. Has current conditions for US and international cities.
  • What forces affect our weather? - Annenberg/CPB Exhibits
    http://www.learner.org/exhibits/weather/
    Sections cover the atmosphere, the water cycle, powerful storms, ice and snow, forecasting, our changing climate, and a list of related resources including links and a bibliography.