Climate Visualizations

The following collections were developed as a part of the Teaching Geoscience with Visualizations workshop and website. Each link presents quality visualizations on a particular climate topic. You can browse through the whole collection of visualization pages on the Teaching with Visualizations website.

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Weather and Climate|Atmosphere|Ocean-Atmosphere Circulation|Energy Balance|
Paleoclimate|Anthropogenic Climate Change|Impacts of Climate Change

The Climate System Collections

weather and climate
Weather and Climate

This collection focuses on air masses and fronts, clouds and precipitation, storms, and seasons.


This collection focuses on the composition and structure of the atmosphere and on greenhouse gases.

Ocean-Atmosphere Circulation

This collection includes visualizations about sea surface temperature (SST), currents, El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), and Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO).

energy balance
Energy Balance

This collection features visualizations about long and short wave radiation and albedo.

Climate Change Collections: Past, Present, and Future


This collection features visualizations of Earth's climate through geologic time.

Process of Anthropogenic Climate Change

This collection includes visualizations about how the greenhouse effect works, emissions data, and recent climate curves (i.e. the hockey stick).

Impacts of Climate Change

This collection includes projections of future changes and evidence of current changes in climate.