Wx and Climate Links from Math/Science Conference Talk

For a well-rounded educational experience have the student(s) make their own weather measurements and observations!
Internet sources (these will open in a new window or tab):
Western Regional Climate Center
Alaska Climate Research Center
Climate data access for SE and Interior Alaska (NWS Juneau)
UCAR surface plots and data

decoded hourly METARs back many days (U of Wash)
National Climatic Data Center – online climate data directory
Current surface data (NWS Juneau)
Historical surface data

sources of wind data

El Nino/La Nina ENSO information (NOAA)
www.cdc.noaa.gov/ENSO/
Climate time series interactive graphs, software and info (Paul Clark)
www.woodfortrees.org/
El Nino information (NOAA)
www.elnino.noaa.gov/
Plot climate indices and get raw data
www.cdc.noaa.gov/data/climate indices/
Global Change Data (NASA)
gcmd.nasa.gov/index.html
National Snow and Ice Data Center
nsidc.org/
Snow Course data
www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/snowcourse/
Snotel data
www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/snotel/Alaska/alaska.html
CD-ROM
Weather Graphics software & data & books
weathergraphics.com/
Additional Resources
Educational Global Climate Modeling software (Columbia U)
edgcm.columbia.edu/
Surface temperature station quality control program
www.surfacestations.org
Problems with the Use of Climatological Data to Detect Climatic Change at High Latitudes
climate.gi.alaska.edu/Bowling/AKchange.html
page 6 Math and Science with Weather and Climate Date © 2009 Jim Green
Wind rose plots
www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/climate/windrose.html
Weather Sigularities in Alaska, by Jan Curtis
www.john-daly.com/alaska/
Climate Change in Alaska analysis by Willis Eschenbach
www.warwickhughes.com/cool/cool10.htm
The Snow Booklet – science, climatology, and measurement of snow in the US
ccc.atmos.colostate.edu/snowbooklet.php
Fed Meteorological Handbook #1 — observing guide (NOAA)
www.nws.noaa.gov/oso/oso1/oso12/fmh1/fmh1toc.htm
METAR/TAF help page (NOAA)
www.nws.noaa.gov/oso/oso1/oso12/document/guide.shtml
calculate sea level pressure
san.hufs.ac.kr/~gwlee/session3/sealev1calc.html
Bouy Obs (NDBC)
http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/Maps/Alaska.shtml

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