Alaska Weather Links

Intro and new links | Summaries and discussions | General/portal/links sites | Text forecasts | Satellite | Radar | Surface observations | Surface maps | Wx cams | Upper level maps and soundings | Computer models | Aviation Wx | Marine Wx | Highway Wx | Avalanche and mountian Wx | River, precipitation, etc | Aurora and space Wx | Climate | Guides, help pages etc | .org/.edu | Shop for Wx stations, books etc | Related sciences

Intro

Welcome to the Alaska Weather Links pages! Please let me know if you find bad links or have something new to suggest adding, or just tell me how it works for you overall.

Hints

When accessing the information behind these links, make sure you are not using old information by always checking the “valid time” of the text or graphic you are seeing. This date/time stamp should be somewhere on just about any product and will be the time of the image or observation, or in the case of a forecast, the time the forecast is valid for (plus usually the time the forecast was made or issued).

New links

The first three links delve into the subject of climate and climate change in a hands-on way. The last two have some great graphics of ocean wave predictions:

Climate data access for SE and Interior Alaska (NWS Juneau)
Educational Global Climate Modeling software (Columbia U)
Climate time series interactive graphs, software and info (Paul Clark)
NOAA WAVEWATCH III wave models (interactive) good graphic forecasts for waves/wind offshore
NOAA/NWS/NCEP Marine Modeling and Analysis Branch

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Summaries and discussions

Houry Weather Roundup
Temp and Precip Bulletin (NWS-AR)
Alaska Weather Summary (NWS-AR)
Earthweek geoscience snippets
special wx statements (US incl AK)
technical forecaster map discussions
Forecaster discussion–Northern AK
Forecaster discussion–Southern AK
Forecaster discussion–Southeast AK
map discussions, often with older version(s) included
technical extended forecast discussions from HPC:preliminary
technical extended forecast discussions from HPC:final
more discussions from HPC
Monthly outlook discussion
extended forecast discussion

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General/portal/links sites

NWS, Alaska Region watches and warnings on home page
NWS Anchorage Forecast Office
Alaska Climate Research Center
NWS Juneau Forecast Office
NWS Fairbanks Forecast Office
Alaska Aviation Weather Unit
Alaska weather products weather.gov (NOAA)
NexLab AK text products some products hard to find elsewhere
TV Weather Images only updated once per day, about 5 pm
IWIN one stop center (NOAA)
Univ of Washington weather data
Weather Underground easy access to historical data
RAP Real-Time Weather good quick maps mostly
Alaska Experimental Forecast Facility
Wyoming Weather Web
NOAA Cliamte Portal
Unidata Weather Script Utility (FSU) obs back 72 hrs…not all items available for AK
Current large wildfires in USA (USFS)
Low bandwith/mobile device Wx access (NWS)
Cell phone Wx access (NWS)
U.S. Army Cold Regions Test Center
KINY radio (Juneau) weather page
Canada’s weather service (MSC) — English
Canada’s weather service (MSC) — French French version
climate links (UW-M)
Allentown Weather Center
Weather Underground: Alaska
NOAA – National Weather Service – Site Map
Advanced Hydrological Prediction System click on area of interest in map
NOAA Wx Radio home includes station listings and regional compsite maps + individual transmitters
NOAA Wx Radio station map for AK includes CG transmitters & coverage maps
Alaska @ weather.org
regional
Southwest Alaska Weather (Kusko.net)
Southeast Alaska Weather and links (Juneau.com)
pages of links
NOAA page of links
links from WRCC
Southeast Alaska Weatherlinks (Juneau.com)
NOAA WWW Information Servers -HDQ
Meted links page
Nome Weather Service Office
WeatherNet: Weather Sites old?
AEFF weather links page
Hydrometeorological data networks in AK
AEFF Other Links of Interest
Weather Links

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Text forecasts

Canada – Yukon Territory (MSC)
Alaska Public forecasts site map like quick layout
Public forecasts and daily climate summaries
All Alaska public forecasts slower with map
SE AK public forecasts easy list — includes marine, aviation etc
NexLab AK text products some products hard to find elsewhere
Canada’s weather service (MSC) — English
Canada’s weather service (MSC) — French French version

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Satellite

500mb analysis overlain on IR GOES image
GOES
NWS Alaska Region main page
———— > GOES-10 IR
———— > GOES-10 VIS
———— > GOES-10 WV
NOAA GOES main page includes 21 day archive
———— > GOES-10 IR
———— > GOES-10 VIS
———— > GOES-10 WV
———— > GOES-8/10 Full Disk and Composite Images
———— > GOES-9 (Western Pacific) full disk IR
———— > GOES-9 (Western Pacific) full disk Vis
zoom and/or loop GOES 10 (NASA): IR
———— > Vis
———— > WV
More satellites from NASA page GOES East plus global mosaic
Env. Canada satellite page
GOES-10 IR N Pacific/AK (Env. Canada) —
GOES-10 IR full disk from (Env. Canada) — medium(50K)
colorized GOES w loop (Accuweather)
GOES Visual (UCAR)
Satellite Active Archive – Search
Aleutian Islands and SW Alaska zoom (WFABBA UW-Madison)
Ern AK-YT and BC zoom (WFABBA UW-Madison) click link below image to loop
polar orbiter
NWS Alaska Region main page
IR zoomed to state
Visual zoomed to state
IR composite (entire region)
Env. Canada satellite page
Satellite Active Archive – Search
loops (animations)
NWS Alaska Region main page
zoom and/or loop GOES 10 (NASA): IR
———— > Vis
———— > WV
More satellites from NASA page GOES East plus global mosaic
Env. Canada satellite page
GOES-10 IR N Pacific/AK (Env. Canada) — medium(50K)
GOES-10 IR full disk from (Env. Canada) — medium(50K)
Anchorage Forecsat office small loop
colorized GOES w loop (Accuweather)
Ern AK-YT and BC zoom (WFABBA UW-Madison) click link below image to loop
Aleutian Islands and SW Alaska zoom (WFABBA UW-Madison)
misc
Defense Meteorological Satellite Program

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Radar

AK Mosaic (NWS-AR) with links to individual radars
Alaska mosaic (NOAA) with links to individual radars
Fairbanks (Pedro Dome) — NOAA
Fairbanks Base Reflectivity (Intellicast)
Fairbanks Radial Velocity (Intellicast)
Nome — NOAA
Bethel — NOAA
King Salmon — NOAA
Kenai — NOAA
Kenai Base Refl. (Intellicast)
Kenai Rad.Vel. (Intellicast)
Middleton Island — NOAA
Middleton Island Base Refl. (Intellicast)
Middleton Island Rad.Vel. (Intellicast)
Sitka (Biorka Is.) NOAA
AK Mosaic (Intellicast) not clickable
Nexrad help

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Surface observations

by name or ID (NWS AnchorageFO)
Mouseover and clickable map from UAF-GI Alaska Climate Research Center
by ID/name or click on map (U of Wyo) includes metograms
Southeast Alaska Observations (text)
all AK METAR obs raw (UWYO) last hour or two
AK Railroad observation page
Retrieve Meteorological / Oceanographic Data
DOT roadway weather and cameras (AK DOT)
Sfc obs by station (JNU FO)
Umiat – Current Conditions
Local observer storm reports in SE AK
Fairbanks Mesonet Station List
Remote Wx station data (AK Metorburst Comm. Sys.)
Mt. McKinley Weather Data
Observations – NOAA’s National Weather Service
Station Metograms
decoded hourly METARs back many days (U of Wash) obs back ~10 days
FAA ASOS/AWOS list
Weather Graphics software & data & books
Unidata Weather Script Utility (FSU) obs back 72 hrs…not all items available for AK
National Weather Service, Alaska Region Fire Weather, AK
Meteograms (Plymouth State) includes meteograms
River and Wx station text access (RFC)
UCAR surface plots and data METARs back 60 hrs, plots back 6 days
Alaska Fire Service
Alaska Railroad obvervations back 24 hrs
Prince William Sound Science Center
METAR help page (College of DuPage)
METAR/TAF help page (NOAA)
from IWIN w previous hour
Portage weather (ARR)
Hydrometeorological data networks in AK
Weather Warehouse paid access to wx records
US Daily Wx map archive (NOAA) poor AK coverage – requires DeJavu plugin
current Yukon Terr. surface obs list (PSC) quite complete; alpha order; also includes some fcsts – returned nothing on 2/5/08
current surface obs list (PSC) quite complete; alpha order; also includes some fcsts
NWS ASOS program home page
Wind Energy Resource Atlas
of the
MESOWEST wx data w fire wx bent (U of Utah)
sources of wind data
Unidata General Wx Script Utility
Unidata Aviation Wx Script Utility (FSU)
Unidata Weather Script Utility (text)
Alaska @ weather.org
identifier lists
LOCATION IDENTIFIERS FAAO 7350.7N
Weather Station InformationLookup (NOAA)
Alaska LOCATION IDENTIFIERS FAAO 7350.7
quite complete list of worldwide weather stations
Alaska Station Identifiers list by location name
Call-up METAR obs by ID (NOAA)
Alaska Station Identifiers (NWS-AR)
W Canada and E Asia Station Identifiers (AWWU)
historical
Plymouth State Weather Center’s Make Your Own … For Archived Data
USWX : up to 1440 last METARs
Weather Underground easy access to historical data
Unedited Surface Weather Observations – Station Selection (Ordered by Call Sign)
Surface temperature station quality control program independent effort to rate siting of coop stations
Historical surface data (via PSC) NCDC Global Daily Summary Temp & Precip 1977-1991 data
global sea surface temperature historical data
Today in Weather History
misc
Anchorage area mesonet obs (text)
Fish Creek obs–near Eaglecrest on Douglas Is (UAS)
PWS cameras (12+) (AOOS)
Alyeska Resort snow report
SE AK highway obs winter only
personal Wx stations (wx Underground)
data HAARP (near Gakona/Glennallen)

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Surface maps

surface map from (NWSFO ANC) access past 24 hrs via links below image
AAWU maps menu (left side of screen)
sfc plot w/ IFR-VFR: complete list (AAWU)
sfc plot w/ IFR-VFR: all of AK (AWWU)
sfc plot w/ IFR-VFR: Northern
sfc plot w/ IFR-VFR: Interior
sfc plot w/ IFR-VFR: West
sfc plot w/ IFR-VFR: Southwest
lightining strike map
sfc plot w/ IFR-VFR: Southcentral
sfc plot w/ IFR-VFR: Southeast
RAP Real-Time Weather good quick maps mostly
Storm track histories for Alaska (CPC-NCEP) excellent research tool
Unified surface analysis (OPC) click on map or Alaska or Pacific links. Loops going back 14 days.
Canadian met Center (use “Complete NH coverage” –med or large)
Lightning detection system plot
surface analysis from Canada’s weather service (MSC)
surface plot for SE AK – list (UW) choose from past 7 days
surface plot for SE AK – latest (UW)
North America sfc analysis (current)
sfc analysis by HPC
Alaska Fire Service
interactive wx mapper (UWYO) somewhat useful for AK better for L48
National Weather Service, Alaska Region Fire Weather, AK
wx map symbols and terminolgy w marine emphasis
Analysis and Forecast Charts archive (SRRS) sfc and upper air anaysis going back a few years
UCAR surface plots and data METARs back 60 hrs, plots back 6 days
Surface map plot (AMS Datastream)
Alaskan Field Office FAX Charts
Fax charts (NWS AR)
MESOWEST wx data w fire wx bent (U of Utah)
US Daily Wx map archive (NOAA) poor AK coverage – requires DeJavu plugin
historical
Unified surface analysis (OPC) click on map or Alaska or Pacific links. Loops going back 14 days.
technical forecaster map discussions
map discussion, Fairbanks (FPAK20 via OSU) old
map discussion, Anchorage (FPAK20 via OSU) old
map discussion, Juneau (FPAK20 via OSU) old

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Wx cams

Anchorage, Flattop Mtn (tombnet.org)
Alyeska Resort, Girdwood (Alyeska)
Valdez E (NWS)
Valdez W (NWS)
Anchorage–downtown looking WNW
Homer Spit wx cam (Hallo Bay Lodge)
Sitka–Alaska Marine Lines barge dock
Fairbanks–Chena R at Cushman looking NW
Anchorage–midtown looking SE
Cordova
Petersburg– (KFSK) ??
Ketchikan webcam
North Pole Web Cam – Live North Pole photographs from the Arctic Theme Page
Anchorage–downtown looking E
Tee Harbor–
Denali summer only
McGrath–
Illiamna-Pedro Bay
Homer–hillside looking S
Fairbanks–downtown looking S
Whittier & Passage Canal from Begich Towers
Alaska Weather Cams home with clickable map (FAA) cams at most airports
DOT roadway weather and cameras (AK DOT) along highway system
PWS cameras (12+) (AOOS)
Barrow sea ice cam (UAF-GI)
Umiat – Current Conditions
Umiat – South Camera
Umiat – North Camera
Fairbanks, College Hill (UAF Climate Research Center)
Fairbanks, Chena River (BLM)
Nome Visitor’s Center/Norton Sound
Fairbanks, downtown (News Miner)
Gulkana (gulkanaweather.com)
Gakona (HAARP)
Seward (Major Marine Tours)
Seldovia (City of,)
Juneau NE (NWS)
Skagway rail & cruise ship terminal (WPYR)
Juneau NW (NWS)
Juneau SE (NWS)
Juneau,downtown (CBJ)
Juneau,harbor (CBJ)
Mendenhall Glacier VC current view toward glacier
Sitka, downtown (Sitka.net)
Princess Cruises — Bridge Cams
web cam big look check for good cams

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Upper level maps and soundings

MESOWEST wx data w fire wx bent (U of Utah)
NCAR reanalysis upper air maps (via PSC)
blank STUVE T-P sounding diagram
Anchorage sounding stuve (AMS Datastream)
Analysis and Forecast Charts archive (SRRS) sfc and upper air anaysis going back a few years
analysis_850.gif
analysis_700.gif
analysis_500.gif
analysis_300.gif
analysis_200.gif
Upper Winds page AWWU
AAWU maps menu (left side of screen)
500mb analysis overlain on IR GOES image
configuarable upper air maps (UWYO) choose N America, N Hemisphere or N pole for Region
Canadian NWP more like old paper progs but crisper
Alaskan Field Office FAX Charts
6 hr winds Aloft Fcsts (FD – text)
12hrWinds Aloft Fcsts (FD – text)
24hrWinds Aloft Fcsts (FD – text)
Alaska Experimental Forecast Facility
aviation high level sig wx
Upper level sig wx chart VT 12Z
Upper level sig wx chart VT 06Z
Upper level sig wx chart VT 00Z
Upper level sig wx chart VT 18Z
International SIGMETS for North Pacific
Hi lvl jet stream/SIGWX charts:larger BW for printing:VT= 00Z
Hi lvl jet stream/SIGWX charts:color for screen: VT= 00Z
06Z high level prog–B&W
06Z high level prog–color
12Z high level prog–B&W
soundings
sounding plots (UWYO)
Profiler data (NOAA)
Juneau area winds and profilers
Juneau area winds and profilers – home
Archived Soundings (NOAA) current and archived data back to 1998
Arctic Upper-Air Data Page historical data from a variety of sources

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Computer models

ANC Forecast Office model page
configurable graphics for various models (UWYO) comprehensive w good loops
WRF mesoscale model (UAF) also NAM model graphics
24-36-48-60 hr sfc prog w/ aviation sig wx (AAWU)
day 3 sfc prog (NCEP) with fronts added — covers NA
day 4 sfc prog (NCEP) with fronts added — covers NA
day 5 sfc prog (NCEP) with fronts added — covers NA
HPC Medium-Range Forecasts (Days 3-7) several options & links
day 1-4 GFS graphics of temp-precip
Canadian NWP more like old paper progs but crisper
National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) home page
NCEP Central Operations
500mb forecasts with model comparisons
14-Day Precipitation Outlook for Canada and Alaska
Educational Global Climate Modeling software (Columbia U)
forecast maps–short range to seasonal (CPC-NCEP)
14-Day Temperature Outlook for Canada and Alaska
WRF model graphics (ARSC) does not cover SE AK
Climate Prediction Center – long range forecasts (NCEP)
FOUS90 output from NGM
FOUS89 output from NGM
AVN 500mb ALL
ETA 500mb: ALL
mesoscale
AK Exp Forecast Facility Wx graphics WRF mesoscale model plus others
Alaska Experimental Forecast Facility

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Aviation Wx

24-36-48-60 hr sfc prog w/ aviation sig wx (AAWU)
Alaska Aviation Weather Unit
AAWU maps menu (left side of screen)
sfc plot w/ IFR-VFR: complete list (AAWU)
sfc plot w/ IFR-VFR: all of AK (AWWU)
sfc plot w/ IFR-VFR: Northern
sfc plot w/ IFR-VFR: Interior
sfc plot w/ IFR-VFR: West
sfc plot w/ IFR-VFR: Southwest
lightining strike map
sfc plot w/ IFR-VFR: Southcentral
sfc plot w/ IFR-VFR: Southeast
sfc plot with IFR/MVFR/VFR colored
TAF plot with IFR/MVFR/VFR colored
plot of turbulence PIREPS
plot of icing PIREPS
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center
AWWS – Forecasts and Observations
Landings: Pages: databases, aircraft sales, planning, weather, pilot supplies, more…
Lightning detection system plot
Aviation Digital Data Service (ADDS)
AWWS – noaa_ykn_1100.jpg.e.html
Index of /openshare/AdivsoryCirculars
help with FA (aviation area forecast)
help with METAR (ADDS)
FAA ASOS/AWOS list
Center Weather Service Unit
USNO Astronomical Applications Department
24hrWinds Aloft Fcsts (FD – text)
12hrWinds Aloft Fcsts (FD – text)
6 hr winds Aloft Fcsts (FD – text)
Wind rose plots
Airstrip America—Aviations’s Premier Online Airport Database
Alaska airport photos & diagrams
NWS ASOS program home page
Aviation Wx DOT GOV
Unidata Aviation Wx Script Utility (FSU)
Aviation Weather by Lester
hi-level
Upper level sig wx chart VT 12Z
Upper level sig wx chart VT 06Z
Upper level sig wx chart VT 00Z
Upper level sig wx chart VT 18Z
International SIGMETS for North Pacific
Hi lvl jet stream/SIGWX charts:larger BW for printing:VT= 00Z
Hi lvl jet stream/SIGWX charts:color for screen: VT= 00Z
06Z high level prog–B&W
06Z high level prog–color
12Z high level prog–B&W
North Pacific High Level
12Z high level prog–color
18Z high level prog–B&W
18Z high level prog–color

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Marine Wx

Marine Environmental Data Service (MEDS) – Data and Products – Wave Data and Products
Bering Sea Climate and Ecology
Bering Sea Climate (NOAA)
Wind Names
USNO Astronomical Applications Department
Marine Observer’s Log reports on unusual observations at sea–not just weather
Sea Ice Tide Inertial Interaction – Beaufort Sea Ice
Marine Environmental Data Service – Wave and Data Products – Overview
Marine Exchange of Alaska
Beaufort wind scale (NCDC)
NODC Coastal Water Temperature Guides
South British Columbia marine wx (MSC)
Western Canadian Arctic ses ice information (EC)
Lee Chesneau’s marine weather resources
El Nino/La Nina ENSO information (NOAA)
North British Columbia marine wx (MSC)
Western Canadian Arctic marine wx (MSC)
Earth Info Climate data CDs
US Coast Pilot
Wind rose plots
mariners weather log
all NWS AK forecasts via text list (NWSFO Anc)
all NWS AK marine forecasts via clickable map (NWSFO Anc)
Storm track histories for Alaska (CPC-NCEP) excellent research tool
NOAA WAVEWATCH III wave models (interactive) good graphic forecasts for waves/wind offshore
Marine oriented chart loops
NOAA/NWS/NCEP Marine Modeling and Analysis Branch
AK marine wx briefing fax chart spread b/w fax charts
Sea surface temp charts from satellite obs
radiofax charts, incl broadcast schedule (NOJ–Kodiak USCG)
HF wx fax transmission sched. (NOJ–Kodiak USCG)
Sea ice analysis and forecasts
National Ocean Service (NOAA)
VOS – Volunteer Observing Ship program (NOAA)
wx map symbols and terminolgy w marine emphasis
VOS – Mariners Weather Log (NOAA)
Tsunami Warning Center
ALL LINKS IN MARINE CATEGORY…
marine obs
Bouy Obs (NDBC)
Bouy Obs–quick text (JNU FO)
Bouy and Ship reports (Ocenaweather.com)
marine obs (NWSFO ANC) by station or state roundup
ship/tug reports (SXVD01 via OSU)
current wave, ship/bouy obs, SST graphics (Oceanweather.com)
PWS cameras (12+) (AOOS)
Retrieve Meteorological / Oceanographic Data
Southeast Alaska Observations (text)
satellite ocean winds
QuikSCAT satellite ocean surface winds
SSM/I satellite ocean surface winds
QuikSCAT home page from JPL
quickscat w cloud overlays (NASA)
QuickSCAT over satellite image (JPL)
MOST home page
Scatterometer Winds — general
tides
Tide predictions for British Columbia (EC)
TidesOnline — AK (NOAA) limited locations; also some SST
Tides (MarineWx.com)
Tides and more from CO-Ops (NOAA)

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Highway Wx

Highway Wx and road conditions from DOT
Yukon/Haines/Skagway highway forecast should be close to AK version
DOT roadway weather and cameras (AK DOT)
SE AK highway obs winter only
Yukon-SEAK motoring forecast (winter only) winter only
Government of Yukon, Department of Highway and Public Works – Transportation – Road Report
British Columbia driving conditions
AK Road Traveler Information Service — text only
511 traveller info for the YT

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Avalanche and mountian Wx

Alaska – Pacific River Forecast Center
CNF Avalanche info center
Southeast Alaska Avalanche Center
Avalanche.org
Fish Creek obs–near Eaglecrest on Douglas Is (UAS)
Mountain Weather dot com — Alaska
Cyberspace Snow and Avalanche Center – CSAC
American Avalanche Association
Alyeska Resort snow report
Weather and Avalanche Links SAAC 04_05
The Snow Booklet – science, climatology, and measurement of snow in the US
Remote Wx station data (AK Metorburst Comm. Sys.)
AK Div Emergency Management–photos
MODIC snow and ice center
Alyeska Resort, Alaska – S-Snow Report
Mt. McKinley Weather Data
Weather Links Page
The Cryosphere Today (UIUC)
Alaska Glacier photos and descriptions
Snowflakes and Snow Crystals
Snow Dynamics avalance safety training
Snow Course data
Hubbard Glacier photos and descriptions
Current large wildfires in USA (USFS)
Canada Wildfire maps
Active Fire Maps – United States
Snotel data
Tim Kelley’s Performance Backcountry Skiing
Wildfire Maps – Remote Sensing Applications Center
AK Div Emergency Management–disaster archive

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River, precipitation, etc

AK Div Emergency Management–photos
Current large wildfires in USA (USFS)
Global Change Data (NASA)
Office of Hydrologic Development
forecast maps–short range to seasonal (CPC-NCEP)
Turnagain Arm bore tide info
Canada Wildfire maps
National Water and Climate Center (NRCS) Snowtel and snow course data
AK Div Emergency Management–disaster archive
Snow Course data
Snotel data
Alaska – Pacific River Forecast Center
Alaska PaleoGlacier Atlas
Hubbard Glacier photos and descriptions
Alaska Glacier photos and descriptions
Climate Prediction Center – long range forecasts (NCEP)
Remote Wx station data (AK Metorburst Comm. Sys.)
Ice Harvest – Fairbanks Alaska
Storm track histories for Alaska (CPC-NCEP) excellent research tool
7 day soil moisture outlook (NCEP-COLA)
Snow Cover Analysis (NOAA-NEESDIS)
National Snow and Ice Data Center
MODIC snow and ice center
River and Wx station text access (RFC)
The Snow Booklet – science, climatology, and measurement of snow in the US
Meted links page
14-Day Temperature Outlook for Canada and Alaska
14-Day Precipitation Outlook for Canada and Alaska
Water Science for Schools (USGS)

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Aurora and space Wx

SpaceWeather.com — News and information about meteor showers, solar flares, auroras, and near-Earth asteroids
Planetary K Index
UA Aurora Forecast
Auroral oval plot from POES
Aurora Chasers
Aurora alert system (Aurora Chasers)
Clear Skies Photography by P-M Hedén some great noctilucent cloud photos in addition to Aurora, astronomy
radio operators reports of auroral inteference
Solar Physics (NASA)
Space Weather Prediction Center
Aurora Borealis, Nome Alaska. Front page.
Coming Soon: Solar Max
NORDLYS – Northern Lights
Auroras: Paintings in the Sky
Global Monitoring of gases, aerosols & radiation
Aurora, Aurora Borealis, Northern Lights
Shuttle photos of Earth JSC
The Aurora: Information and Images
The Aurora:Information and Images
Northern Lights Photos
Pictures and Videos from and about space
The Aurora Page – Photographs by Jan Curtis – Page 1

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Climate

Alaska – Pacific River Forecast Center
NWS Alaska Region Climate viewer
Western Regional Climate Center click “Western U.S. Historical Summaries (individual stations)” for in-depth station climate
links from WRCC
Alaska Climate Research Center
Alaska Climate Summaries
NCDC: * National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) *
NCDC: * National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) *
Alaska State Climate Center
NCDC: Climatic Extremes and Weather Events
NNDC: Home Page
CDC AK climate data
Climate Access Nrn AK national format (ACIS)
Climate Access Srn AK national format (ACIS)
Climate Access SE AK national format (ACIS)
Climate data access for SE and Interior Alaska (NWS Juneau)
Climate Diagnostics Center
NCDC Climate Visualization
CDC Interactive Plotting and Analysis Pages
United States Climate page: jump off to various resources
Remote Wx station data (AK Metorburst Comm. Sys.)
National Snow and Ice Data Center
Unedited Surface Weather Observations – Station Selection (Ordered by Call Sign)
Climate Source Dot Com
Storm track histories for Alaska (CPC-NCEP) excellent research tool
World Climate: Weather rainfall and temperature data
National Climatic Data Center – online climate data directory
decoded hourly METARs back many days (U of Wash) obs back ~10 days
Southern Oscillation Index Data
climate graphs (CDC)
Climate Program Office (NOAA)
Surface temperature station quality control program independent effort to rate siting of coop stations
Northwest Council on Climate Change
UCAR surface plots and data METARs back 60 hrs, plots back 6 days
The Cryosphere Today (UIUC)
Historical surface data (via PSC) NCDC Global Daily Summary Temp & Precip 1977-1991 data
NOAA Cliamte Portal
El Nino theme page (NOAA-PMEL)
Weather Sigularities in Alaska, by Jan Curtis
River and Wx station text access (RFC)
Climate Change in Alaska analysis by Willis Eschenbach
Sue Ann Bowling, UAF retired
Alaska Glacier photos and descriptions
Climate of the US (CDC)
National Water and Climate Center (NRCS) Snowtel and snow course data
Unidata Weather Script Utility (FSU) obs back 72 hrs…not all items available for AK
global sea surface temperature historical data
Guide to locating climate data
Canada Climate Products
Analysis and Forecast Charts archive (SRRS) sfc and upper air anaysis going back a few years
El Nino/La Nina ENSO information (NOAA)
Weather Warehouse paid access to wx records
Arctic Upper-Air Data Page historical data from a variety of sources
Office of Hydrologic Development
Today in Weather History
climate searchable database – Srn AK (NWS) caution: results often based on too few years of data
Snow Course data
station metadata database (NCDC)
Earthweek geoscience snippets
Bering Sea Climate (NOAA)
Climate Depot
Hubbard Glacier photos and descriptions
Compare climate of AK & L49 cities decent graphs and lots of cities to choose from
U.S. Army Cold Regions Test Center
NCDC station locator
Daily national high and low temperatures since 1995
Archived Soundings (NOAA) current and archived data back to 1998
climate searchable database – SE AK (NWS) caution: results often based on too few years of data
climate searchable database – Nrn AK (NWS) caution: results often based on too few years of data
climate links (UW-M)
Wind rose plots
Weatherbase climate data access lots of stations, but not always complete period of record
Cooperative Institute For Arctic Research (CIFAR)
Arctic Climate Theme Page (NOAA)
Wind rose diagrams for 1st order stations (NRCS)
Locating cliamte data help page
World Climate Studies
Ak Center for Climate Assessment & Policy
El Nino information (NOAA)
Canada wx and climate educational info – [MSC]
Climate Prediction Center – long range forecasts (NCEP)
Weather Source climate data for fee
ACCAP weather & climate highlights
sources of wind data
Wind Energy Resource Atlas
of the
Snotel data
US Daily Wx map archive (NOAA) poor AK coverage – requires DeJavu plugin
NCAR reanalysis upper air maps (via PSC)
Global Observing Systems Info Center
Climate Charts dot com sunrise sunset maps do not show actual time of sunrise or sunset
Climate change in Alaska, older article
climate change
Changes in permafrost temperatures at various depths in Fairbanks (Alaska) – Climate Change
Climate Change North| Main
Ecosystem and Climate History of Alaska
Surface temperature station quality control program independent effort to rate siting of coop stations
Arctic Climate Impact Assessment
Educational Global Climate Modeling software (Columbia U)
Plot gridded historical climate data on map
Plot climate indicies and get raw data
Climate time series interactive graphs, software and info (Paul Clark) trying to see the woods…
El Nino/La Nina ENSO information (NOAA)
Understanding Climate Change (UCAR)
Climate Literacy Network
Anthony Watts blog with lots on cliamte change
Global warming perspecive of Monte Hieb
Climate Literacy Network
El Nino theme page (NOAA-PMEL)
Climate Science
EPA : EPA Global Warming Site
climate-paper.html
Roger Pielke blog on climate change
Ice Cap global warming information
Real Climate
Climate Audit by Steve McIntyre
Problems with the Use of Climatological Data to Detect Climatic Change at High Latitudes
The Blackboard climate change blog
ice age now
Prometheus science policy blog
Still Waiting For Greenhouse
UK Met office climate change information
topics from Electronic Report on the Environment (EPA)
Climate Monitoring (NCDC)
PBS – Harriman Expedition Retraced
US Global Change Research Program image gallery has some interesting graphs
Electronic Report on the Environment (EPA)
Bering Sea Climate and Ecology
GRID-Arendal (UN Environment Programme (UNEP))
Bering Sea Climate (NOAA)
Great Global Warming Swindle TV program
Global Monitoring of gases, aerosols & radiation
Arctic Climate Theme Page (NOAA)
Global Change Data (NASA)

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Guides, help pages etc

Weatherwise Magazine
Cloud Appreciation Society
Atmospheric Optics-formerly sundog.clara.co.uk -formerly sundog.clara.co.uk
http://www.sundog.clara.co.uk/atoptics/phenom.htm
Aviation Weather Books at Ace’s Pilot Shop
Boreriders.com, Welcome to the home of the Severn Bore Riders!
Southeast Alaska JÃkulhlaups
Jokulhlaups
Tidal bore of the Seine river : mascaret
Bore Riders Club – The Turnagain Arm Bore
WEATHERBOOK.COM – Washington Weather
http://www.photon-echoes.com/atmospheric_optics.htm
The Snow Booklet – science, climatology, and measurement of snow in the US
Turnagain Arm Tidal Bore, Alaska, USA
Weather Graphics Technologies — Weather forecasting software, videos, and books
GOES Project Science
COMET Training Modules
NOAA Central Library
quite complete list of worldwide weather stations
S’COOL Student Cloud Observations On-Line off the air call 757-864-5682
Australian BoM-Marine pamphlet
Halo Reports at blogspot.com
Lee Chesneau’s marine weather resources
The Weather Doctor
Bad Meteorology
FAA – Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS) / Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS)
Surface temperature station quality control program independent effort to rate siting of coop stations
mariners weather log
ATHROPOLIS: Guide to Arctic Sunrise and Sunset
FAA ASOS/AWOS list
Weather Sigularities in Alaska, by Jan Curtis
Climate Change in Alaska analysis by Willis Eschenbach
Sue Ann Bowling, UAF retired
Alaska Glacier photos and descriptions
Anthony J. F. Demark
Guide to locating climate data
Alistair B. Fraser
Cliff Mass Wx Blog (Seattle area – UW)
Plot climate indicies and get raw data
Weather Graphics software & data & books
USATODAY.com – Understanding winds, jet streams
wx map symbols and terminolgy w marine emphasis
help with FA (aviation area forecast)
help with METAR (ADDS)
Educational Global Climate Modeling software (Columbia U)
VOS – Mariners Weather Log (NOAA)
Climate time series interactive graphs, software and info (Paul Clark) trying to see the woods…
Wind Names
VOS – Volunteer Observing Ship program (NOAA)
Nexrad help
El Nino/La Nina ENSO information (NOAA)
Weather Map Symbols (AMS Datastream)
Problems with the Use of Climatological Data to Detect Climatic Change at High Latitudes
HyperPhysics
Arctic Environmental Atlas
Electronic Report on the Environment (EPA)
PBS – Harriman Expedition Retraced
topics from Electronic Report on the Environment (EPA)
AMS Online Journal Access free access to 5+ yr old journals
Educational resources (NWS WR)
discussion of water vapor in air, saturation, humidity etc.
time zones, calendar. sunrise, distances, etc.
Hubbard Glacier photos and descriptions
Snowflakes and Snow Crystals
Alaska Station Identifiers list by location name
Alaska Station Identifiers (NWS-AR)
Time and Date dot Com
station metadata database (NCDC)
W Canada and E Asia Station Identifiers (AWWU)
Beaufort wind scale (NCDC)
Marine Observer’s Log reports on unusual observations at sea–not just weather
Alan Sorum’s Alaska Blog
Compare climate of AK & L49 cities decent graphs and lots of cities to choose from
Wunder Blog : Weather Underground
FAA Office of Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance Systems (AND-1)
US Coast Pilot
Internet Weather Resources
NAV CANADA – List of Local Area Knowledge Documents
NOAA Environmental Technology Laboratory Staff
Java Scripts for Astronomy etc
Water
The Atmosphere and the Hydrosphere
Houze’s Cloud Atlas
Lightning Safety Program, Photos, Medical, Brochures more.
case studies (NWS JNU FO)
Meteorology at Braknell UK – ret. meteorologist personal site
Arctic Climatology and Meteorology Primer
Lightning: FAQ
Lightning Wizard – Oscar van der Veld
Electronic Books – Boulder Laboratories Library
Gallery-Cloud Chart
wind rose plot software
Alaska airport photos & diagrams
Houze’s Cloud Atlas (U of Wash)
AK Div Emergency Management–disaster archive
blank STUVE T-P sounding diagram
NOAA Wx Radio station map for AK includes CG transmitters & coverage maps
NOAA Wx Radio home includes station listings and regional compsite maps + individual transmitters
For Spacious Skies program
sources of wind data
The National Academies Press Home Page
More about jet streams and jet streaks
NWS Telecommunications Operations Center Home Page – The documentation and descriptions of practices of the Center
Canada’s New Wind Chill Index – Environment Canada
Conceptual Model: POLAR LOW
Ice Harvest – Fairbanks Alaska
The GMT Home Page
K-12 SCIENCE EDUCATION RESOURCES (Bill Beaty’s Homepages)
WebExhibits
Alaska Science Outreach: Sharing the North’s Best Stories of Discovery and Adventure
Lightning primer and lightning detection from space
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/windchill/
NWS Chicago: The Beaufort Scale
Institute of the North articles
Wind Energy Resource Atlas
In the Clouds photos by Gregory Thompson
http://www.ems.psu.edu/~lno/Meteo437/atlas.html
CLOUDS
The Weather Doctor Home
Weather Almanac Index
Clouds
S’COOL online cloud chart off the air
Cloud Types
Forecasting the Weather using Clouds
Clouds
The crystal structure of hexagonal ice (ice-Ih)
Edge of the Arctic Shelf
Climate change in Alaska, older article
Polar Low Forecasting
NWS ASOS program home page
National Lightning Safety Institute (NLSI) Home Page
US Board on Geographic Names
Canada wx and climate educational info – [MSC]
11-10-97 Answer – Science Question
Global Monitoring of gases, aerosols & radiation
NOAA History – Main Page
Great Circle Sailing
PSC Meteorology Program Cloud Boutique
How far is it?
Meted Home Page
Northern Lights Photos
Aviation Weather by Lester
K-12 education
Online Guides: UIUC
NCDC: KEY Surface Weather Observation (METAR)
Web Weather for Kids!
NWS METAR/TAF Information Page
The DataStreme Project (AMS) course for teachers
Ice Crystal Halo blog this blog was to replace haloreports.blogspot.com
All About Clouds – Information and Resources for Classrooms, Kids, and their Families
Anthony J. F. Demark
Maths Net math teaching resources
Fed Meteorological Handbook #1 — observing guide (NOAA)
CloudsRus.com – weather website for kids
Water Science for Schools (USGS)
AMS educational materials
METAR/TAF help page (NOAA)
NASA kids Space Place try wild weather adventure under games
Jetstream — Online School for Weather
METAR help page (College of DuPage)
Atmospheric phenomena
Color and Light in Nature – Cambridge University Press
Mirages and Green Flashes
Astronomical refraction
Refraction & Extinction Simulations
Mirages in Finland
A Green Flash Page
LIGHT PILLARS
FHON – Finnish Halo Observing Network
Book on optics: Color and Light in Nature
Sky Works kit from Science Class
Atmospheric Halos
Atmospheric and optic phenomena
ICY JOKES and RIDDLES – Great Woolly Mammoth jokes too!
Nacreous Clouds
Why is the sky blue, and sunsets golden?
AKM – Atmospheric Phenomena
Raymond L. Lee, Jr.: THE RAINBOW BRIDGE
The Colors of Twilight and Sunset – S.F. Corfidi see WxWise 5/96
MO’C Physics Applied– Thermal Inversions  Â
ATHROPOLIS: Home Page of the Throps and the Squallhoots – Story, Songs, Games, MP3, Learn about the Arctic, and More.
Site Overview
identifier lists
NCDC station locator
Airstrip America—Aviations’s Premier Online Airport Database
glossaries
weather glossary (weather.com)
Glossary of Meteorology online (AMS)
Acronym Finder covers more than just meteorology but
LEAD Glossary
NWS glossary
National Weather Service Glossary
setellite interpreatation glossary
wx element calculators
calculate sea level pressure
wx unit converter (Cyberbee)
Units Converter (Utah State U)
wx units conversion charts (NCDC) plus observing helps
wx unit converter/calculator (US Army) may not work in all browsers
wx unit converter/calculator (NWS El Paso) also gives formulas
photography
Atmospheric Optics-formerly sundog.clara.co.uk -formerly sundog.clara.co.uk
severe weather photography
Weather Photography: lightning, clouds, atmospheric optics & astronomy
Weather Picture Of The Day-Home
Clear Skies Photography by P-M Hedén some great noctilucent cloud photos in addition to Aurora, astronomy
AK Div Emergency Management–photos
weather photo library (UCAR)
Harald Edens Weather Photography
Science Faction stock photo agency
Noctilucent cloud photo gallery (NASA)
Weather photos
photos from Nome storm surge on 10/19/04
The SkyPix Photo Gallery (© 2003 Roger Edwards)
The Weather Gallery
Beautiful Pictures
Photo tips
The Aurora Page – Photographs by Jan Curtis – Page 1
NOAA Photo Library
Browser for Earth Observations from Shuttle
The Aurora:Information and Images
NASA Image eXchange (NIX)
Northern Lights Photos
Shuttle photos of Earth JSC
Photo Gallery (NASA)
Pictures and Videos from and about space
online wx element calculators
Meteorological Calculations and Conversions
Wigi’s Weather Tools
misc
Weather Calculator

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.org/.edu

For Spacious Skies program
Anchorage chapter of the AMS
American Meteorological Society Homepage
Weatherwise Magazine
Cloud Appreciation Society
Arctic Region Supercomputing Center
S’COOL Student Cloud Observations On-Line off the air call 757-864-5682

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Shop for Wx stations, books etc

Marine Observer’s Log reports on unusual observations at sea–not just weather
Weather Graphics software & data & books
weather instruments.com
wind rise plot software
American Weather Enterprises
Clear Weather Solutions
Davis Instruments
Edmond Scientific click on earth sciences, then weather
Oregon Scientific
Peet Brothers
Premiere Products
RainWise Inc.
Robert E. White Instruments
Scientific Sales, Inc.
Texas Weather Instruments
The Weather Store
weather calendars from around the world
Wind and Weather
misc
Williwaw Publishing Co.

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Related sciences

USNO Astronomical Applications Department

Maps On Us: A Map, Route and Yellow Pages Service
International Map Trade Association(IMTA) Home Page
The Geo Quiz at maps.com
Nautical Charts: laminated and foldable by Frog Map — Navigation and Fish/Dive editions
How far is it?
Maps.com – GeoQuiz Contest
Halo Reports at blogspot.com
Ice Harvest – Fairbanks Alaska
ATHROPOLIS: Guide to Arctic Sunrise and Sunset
Java Scripts for Astronomy etc
Color Landform Atlas of the United States
Canadian Geographic Names search
Marine Observer’s Log reports on unusual observations at sea–not just weather
International Arctic Research Center
Turnagain Arm bore tide info
Canadian sunrise-sunset calculator
Alaska goegraphy topice (USGS)
Global Change Data (NASA)
Electronic Report on the Environment (EPA)
topics from Electronic Report on the Environment (EPA)
Sea Ice Tide Inertial Interaction – Beaufort Sea Ice
Stellarium planetarium software
The Atmosphere and the Hydrosphere
Solar Physics (NASA)
Bering Sea Climate and Ecology
Maths Net math teaching resources
animations of astronomical events
moon size illusion explanation
Science at NASA
Ice Crystal Halo blog this blog was to replace haloreports.blogspot.com
Prometheus science policy blog
Map Resources (formerly Cartesia Maps)
MWO · Services · StarMap
Alaska Glacier photos and descriptions
Hubbard Glacier photos and descriptions
US Board on Geographic Names
Alaska PaleoGlacier Atlas
Alan Sorum’s Alaska Blog
Science Faction stock photo agency
Earthweek geoscience snippets
Science Daily
oceanography
NGDC/WDC A for MGG – Marine Geology ? Geophysics Images
INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCE
global sea surface temperature historical data
Ocean Archive System (NOAA:NODC)
North Pacfic Ocean info (PMEL)
Retrieve Meteorological / Oceanographic Data
Southern Oscillation Index Data
TidesOnline — AK (NOAA) limited locations; also some SST
Tides (MarineWx.com)
Tides and more from CO-Ops (NOAA)
Sea ice analysis and forecasts
National Ocean Service (NOAA)
Tsunami Warning Center
glaciology
National Snow and Ice Data Center
MODIC snow and ice center
geography & cartography
Maps in the News
Map Projection Software Page
Xerox PARC Map Viewer: world0.00N 0.00E (1.0X)
Earthquake info (USGS)
Great Circle Sailing
Alaska Geospatial Data Clearinghouse
WWW Geospatial Information
Digital Terrain Elevation Data (DTED) Level 0
Trails Illustrated Home Page
Alaska Volcano Observatory
Runkle Publishers(Page 1)
TRIP.com- Flight Tracking, Arrival and Departure Times
MAPS.COM
Denali (Mount McKinley),Alaska
astronomy
Marie Drake Planetarium in Juneau
other or general
Fractals Fossils and Minerals (by Curvin Metzler)
Index, Alaska Science Forum
Earth from Space -Search by Category
NOVA Online
Volcano World