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Find local radar and satellite maps via a clickable US map, and view
weathercams in many cities.
Charles Darwin Research Station
Learn about scientific research and conservation efforts on the Galapagos
El Niño Observatorium
This site is a graphically rich exploration of the effects of El Niño, with
a quiz to test your El Niño knowledge.
El Niño: The Current View from Space
Check out the constantly updated data maps on sea surface height deviation,
sea surface temperature, and global distribution of atmospheric water
Dendrochronolgy/Tree-Ring Research Resources
Here you'll find a list of books, organizations, and Web sites on tree-ring
The Ultimate Tree-Ring Web Pages
Learn about the principles of dendrochronology, the basic supplies needed
to do tree ring research, and the software used to analyze tree ring data.
Global Climate Modeling
Learn about the three-dimensional computer models of the earth's climate
system developed by the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.
Mission to Planet Earth
Find out how NASA is developing ways to discover patterns in climate that
will allow us to predict and respond to environmental events before they
NOAA Ship Ka'imimoana
Check out the near real-time images and data from a NOAA ship that services
the TAO array of moored buoys spanning equatorial Pacific.
NOAA/PMEL/TAO El Niño Theme Page
A comprehensive source of El Niño information, including answers to
frequently asked questions and links to satellite data, El El Niño observing
systems, and climate forecasts.
Reports to the Nation: El Niño and Climate Prediction
Here you'll find an overview of the history of the study of El El Niño and
examples of how weather predictions can be used to help farmers deal with
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
The Experimental Climate Prediction Center offers information on previous
El Niños, El Niño research efforts, and how climate predictions are made.
El Niño: Loss Reduction Center
Find out how to predict your property from flooding and listen to the Real
Audio interviews about El Niño safety and preparedness issues.
El Niño Observations
See first-hand online scientific data of El Niño in Southern California as recorded by a Piper Seneca III aircraft.
El Niño Science Friday
Listen to NPR's "Science Friday" program in which scientists and callers discuss the possible effects of El Niño; presented in "RealAudio."
El Niño Information for Students
Check out this useful page of links to other El Niño web sites.
Currents of Change: El Niño's Impact on Climate and Society
by Michael H. Glantz
Cambridge University Press, 1996
Terror from the Skies!
by Peter R. Chaston
Chaston Scientific Press, 1995
The Next One Hundred Years: Shaping the Fate of Our Living Earth
by Jonathan Weiner
Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishers, 1991
The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time
by Jonathan Weiner
Knopf Publishers, 1994
SKYWARN is a national network of volunteer severe weather
spotters. Volunteers are asked to report whenever certain criteria are met, such as
when one inch of rain has fallen, a thunderstorm is producing hail, or trees have been
blown down. The reports are combined with radar and satellite data to determine what
the storms will do next. Amateur radio plays a big role in the SKYWARN program. Two
thirds of volunteers are licensed amateur radio operators. During severe weather,
amateur radio volunteers operate a radio station at a SKYWARN office. Volunteers
must be at least 14 years old, be able to observe weather (though no instruments
are required) and have access to a telephone to call in reports. Volunteers must
take a 3-hour training class that teaches the basics of how SKYWARN operates,
how to spot severe thunderstorms and tornadoes, what to report, how to report,
and when. At the end of the class, volunteers are given a special SKYWARN ID card
with reporting instructions. There is no cost for the class. Spotters receive a
semi-annual newsletter that discusses recent severe weather events and what's
new in the program.
To find out about the next training class in your area, call you local National Weather
Service Forecast Office, or check out the Web site at the address above.
Tree-Ring Laboratory at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
ARC Science Simulations
The Weather World 2010 Project
National Center for Atmospheric Resarch
Scientific Computing Division
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