Recommended Web Resources
GFDL Visualization Gallery from NOAA
This page contains several visualizations which have been prepared in the course of NOAA's Global Fluid Dynamics Laboratory's research, and subsequently presented at meetings and in the media.
Selected visualizations from this collection:
Hurricane Visualizations (more info) Animations of some infamous hurricanes, plus modeled hurricanes under warming conditions and increased CO2 as predicted in IPCC reports.
27 Storms: Arlene to Zeta - This NASA visualization shows all 27 named storms that formed in the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season and examines some of the conditions that made hurricane formation so favorable. See a related classroom activity that uses this animation from Earthlabs.
Historical Hurricane Tracks (more info) - GIS vector data (shapefiles) of hurricane tracks from NOAA. They are available for download here by basin (Atlantic or Eastern north Pacific) or for both basins.
NAO/NAM Climate Indices - Jim Hurrell at NCAR maintains HTML, ASCII, and Excel versions of North American Oscillation (NAO) indexes from 1860 to present day.
Portal sites with various types of information
NASA Hurricane Education - NASAs collection of educational tools including posters, visualizations, graphics, and classroom activities on hurricanes.
NOAA Hurricane Education - Teaching resources and related links from NOAA's Climate Program Office.
For a larger, searchable collection of web resources, see the Hurricane-Climate Change Internet Collection