The Weather World 2010 Project
"...our evolving earth sciences web server. WW2010 strives to integrate real time and archived data with instructional resources using new and innovative technologies."
Argo: Observing the Ocean in Real Time
A Global Array of Profiling Floats to Understand & Forecast Climate
"Argo is a global array of 3,000 free-drifting profiling floats that will measure the temperature and salinity of the upper 2000 m of the ocean. This will allow continuous monitoring of the climate state of the ocean, with all data being relayed and made publicly available within hours after collection...part of the Global Climate Observing System/Global Ocean Ocean Observing System (GCOS/GOOS) and part of the Climate Variability and Predictability Experiment (CLIVAR) and the Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment (GODAE)."
Climate Diagnostics Center (CDC)
Advancing Understanding and Predictions of Climate Variability
NOAA - Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)
The Great Plains 1 (GP-1) Lightning Locator
Includes Live Imagery
"The GP-1 Lightning Locator is a free-standing lightning receiving system that allows the approximate location of lightning activity within 500 kilometers of the receiver site."
Penn State University
Katrina - See our separate Katrina Studies page.
Live Weather Images
"Current weather images in general, current regional images, forecast maps, satellite imagery, European images, bodies of water data, seismic activity, city and regional doppler radars, movie loops, surf information, and aviation information...Great live weather and tower cameras from many different places around the world..." And much more..
By Mark Brooks
National Hurricane Survival Initiative (NHC)
"...maintains a continuous watch on tropical cyclones from May 15 through November 30 in the eastern Pacific and from June 1 through November 30 in the Atlantic , issuing forecasts, watches and warnings."
Sections include: Prepare ; Storm Stats ; News Room.
"This site is all about snow crystals and snowflakes. Although a common meteorological phenomenon, snow crystal growth is a fascinating and poorly understood process, in which remarkably complex and beautifully symmetric structures appear, quite literally, out of thin air. The many facets of snow crystals are described here, along with our attempts to understand their formation."
Includes a short course in snow crystal physics
By Kenneth G. Libbrecht, Prof. of Physics, Caltech
University of Oklahoma - Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms (CAPS)
"CAPS's mission is to develop and demonstrate techniques for the numerical analysis and prediction of high-impact local weather and environmental conditions, with emphasis on the assimilation of observations from Doppler radars and other advanced in-situ and remote sensing systems."
Urban Climate Network
"The Urban Climate Network (UCN) is an Internet-based learning and data resource aimed at promoting an international community of students, teachers and professionals interested in urban climate studies."
Online Degree Information
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