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Weather & Climate

This site provides daily forest fire maps, graphs, and archived reports as well as forest fire research, facts, publications, and links.

Maintained by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), this site offers a bibliography of scholarly resources for research into global warming and its effect on cyclone/hurricane activity. Many articles are available full-text, though some may only be accessed by members of NOAA. Interlibrary loan is an option for articles that are otherwise unavailable. Resources published from 1984 to the present are included in the bibliography.

This site offers features such as access to climate maps and data for the United States and around the world and climate and weather forecasts.
Climate and weather forecasts

Daily weather maps from 1871-2002 produced by the War Department, Department of Agriculture, and later the Weather Bureau. Scanned images have a zooming feature, and use the Dejavu image viewer. Full images can be saved or printed from the viewer. All marginal text is included in images. This site hosted by the NOAA Central Library.

Daily weather maps from 2003 - present produced by NOAA. Digital maps include surface weather, minimum/ maximum temperature contours, 500 millibar, and precipitation. PDF versions of the maps along with clickable station observations are also available.

This site offers daily and yearly data on wildland fire activity. The National Interagency Fire Center is the main center for coordinating resources in wildland fire incidents throughout the United States. This site includes many helpful links for further information and resources.

This site provides world and regional maps showing indicators of global warming as well as brief descriptions about specific locations affected by global warming.

This site offers radar, satellite, and NEXRAD weather maps for the United States. Local forecast is provided for areas around the world. Specialized maps are offered for kite-flying, skiing, sailing, golfing, and driving purposes.

A data repository for climate data from a variety of perpsectives, climate, atmosphere, oceans, etc. Scientists add data gathered for research purposes and make it available for further study. Links to full data sets along with descriptive metadata about gathering details is included along with scientist name and contact information.

By choosing a region from the United States national map, users can find extensive data on fires for that area, including a current forecast, fire watches, and warnings. From this site, users can access the National Weather Service radar as well as satellite images.

Access resources and maps on topics such as aeronautical and nautical charts, weather, climate, and satellite imagery.

Ocean World is a user-friendly, comprehensive site for students and instructors in Oceanography with educational resources for kindergarten through the graduate level. Created and maintained by Dr. Robert H. Stewart of Texas A&M University, this site provides many links to online resources for 11 categories of topics within Oceanography, Meteorology, and Ocean Engineering. The resources include those using real-time data. Users can download several textbooks written by "Dr. Bob" for free (in Web or PDF format) as well as read his other publications. The site features a "Print Friendly Page" icon for best results. There is also an "Email Dr. Bob" feature for questions not answered on the site.

This site features research conducted by the SNOW Interest Group, a division of the US Army's USACE Engineer Research and Development Center. Much information on snow science is available, including biographies of snow experts, their publications, descriptions of tools and research facilities, and photos, graphs, and illustrations. The links page includes valuable scholarly Web sites for snow research. Other highlights include current U.S. snow cover maps (updated daily) as well as the SNOW Research Cool Link (updated twice a month).

Obtain the climatologies of temperature, precipitation, and other variables for individual US cities.

The Remote Sensing Application Center offers advanced geospatial technology along with technical and operational support. This site includes a link to a geodata clearinghouse.

This is the site for the Landslide Hazard Program of the United States Geological Survey. Links to relevant documents, images, and limited news reports. This site provides valuable information about the problem of landslides as well as information about the Landslide Hazard Program. This site gives access to sites being monitored for landslides, USGS advisories, and current research.

Produced and maintained by the Pacific Institute, the Water and Climate Bibliography is a database which includes entries for significant peer-reviewed studies in worldwide climate change and freshwater resources. Also included are theses, government reports, and conference findings. Users should consult "Search Tips" and "Keyword List" for the subject terms used by the database which are most applicable to their topic to conduct the most efficient search. Short abstracts are selectively available and there is no full-text access.

Find current conditions, local, international, travel, and ski forecasts by city.

US Government atlas showing all areas of the United States where high winds may be a resource. Federal government development areas are highlighted along with detailed wind speed and other data for each area.

National Meteorological Services as members of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) have supplied monthly mean values. Information includes data and metadata. Both unformatted data and tabular data can be found for each world region.

Contains over 85,000 records of world climate data (historical weather averages) from a wide range of sources.