Weather and Climate
GIS-based animated maps, simple animations, photos, and static maps linked to data bases illustrate the relationship and differences between weather and climate. This section provides a vast array of information detailing different aspects of weather and climate, as well as issues relating to global warming.
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Interactive GIS Climate Maps (more info) Web-based GIS maps providing an overview of global temperatures, precipitation, ecosystems, population and other layers.
U.S. Climatographs (more info) Web-based GIS map linking to climatographs of mean maximum and minimum temperature and precipitation for selected U.S. cites.
Climate Diagnostics Center Plots (more info) Through static map interface, the Climate Diagnostic Center provides access to plots of current and historical United States temperature, precipitation and PDSI drought maps. The interface allows users to plot the raw data and view map visualizations of data.
Global Climate Animations (more info) Flash animations and animated .gif files that show the climatology of the seasonal cycle for the time period 1959-1997 for variables including the global energy balance, global water balance, atmospheric circulation and winds, and global temperature.
U.S.G.S. Realtime Streamflow (more info) Static maps of U.S. states providing near-real time access to stream gauge station data and associated graphs.
Weather Forecasting, Warnings and Data
Interactive Weather Information Network (more info) A graphically intensive array of National Weather Service visualizations and data, including local weather, national weather warnings, global weather and satellite images.
Global Warming Evidence
WWW Animations of the CRU-UK Temperature Record: 1856 to 1997 (CRU - Climate Research Unit) (more info) Java animations of reconstructed climates for the Last 150 years
- Annual averages from 1856 to 1997.
- Seasonal averages, Dec/Jan/Feb from 1856 to 1997.
- Seasonal averages, Mar/Apr/May from 1856 to 1997.
- Seasonal averages, Jun/Jul/Aug from 1856 to 1997.
- Seasonal averages, Sep/Oct/Nov from 1856 to 1997.
- All seasons sequentially from 1856 to 1997