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Is Climate Change Just a Lot of Hot Air?

This short video illustrates how warming ocean temperature is a major factor in climate change, particularly the increase in severity of extreme weather (notably storms and drought).
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ESRI Drought Tracker

Using US Drought Monitor data and its classification system, this interactive tool tracks drought in the continental US by county, from 2000 to the present.
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Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters

This set of interactive data visualizations show the weather and climate events that have had the greatest economic impact on the US from 1980 to 2016.
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Drought in the Colorado Basin

This series of visualizations is part of a rich multi-agency effort to showcase the usefulness of open data (i.e., data provided in a discoverable, sharable, and machine-readable format) by exploring ...
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National Integrated Drought Information System: Data, Maps and Tools

This is a extensive collection of maps, data, and tools that students can use to research drought and its impacts on agriculture, wildfires, water supply, vegetation, soil moisture, temperature and ...
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Climate Change, After the Storm

This 3-activity sequence addresses the question: "To what extent should coastal communities build or rebuild?" The activity uses social science and ...
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Why Climate Change Makes Stronger Storms

This video reviews how increasing temperatures in the Arctic are affecting the path of the jet stream, the severity of storms, and the length of individual weather events (rain, storms, drought).
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Hurricanes and Climate

In this activity, students use maps and data to learn about where and how hurricanes form and possible correlations with climate change affecting their strength.
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Extreme Weather and Climate Change

This video explores what scientists know about how changes in global climate and increasing temperatures affect different extreme weather events.
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What Could A Hurricane Do To My Home?

This activity examines the impacts of hurricanes and storm surges on coastal communities.
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The Effect of Sea Surface Temperatures on Hurricanes

This video segment highlights research that supports the idea that warmer oceans generate and sustain more intense hurricanes.
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Volcanic Hazard from Iceland: Analysis and Implications of the Eyjafjallajokull Eruption

This report examines the Eyjafjallajökull eruption in Iceland of April 2010. It provides an integrated analysis covering volcanology, geophysics, meteorology, statistics, engineering, hazard and ...

Hurricanes as Heat Engines

In this activity, students examine the effects of hurricanes on sea surface temperature using NASA data. They examine authentic sea surface temperature data to explore how hurricanes extract heat ...
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A Global Issue: The Impacts of Climate Change

This is lesson five of a 9-lesson module. Activity explores the effects of climate change on different parts of the Earth system and on human well-being: polar regions, coral reefs, disease vectors, ...
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Adapting to New Normals: The Heat’s On

This video describes the impact of extreme heat on Philadelphia in the summer of 2011 and how the city is adapting to new expectations about its weather. It uses this example to introduce the new ...
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Baking the Breadbasket: Persistent Drought in the Heartland

In this video, NOAA’s Deke Arndt, Chief of the Climate Monitoring Branch at the National Climatic Data Center, recaps the temperature and precipitation data for the continental US in summer 2012. ...
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Weather Girl Goes Rogue

This humorous video suggests what might happen if a weather forecaster reported the weather in the context of climate change. There is a sharp contrast between the anchor focusing on short-term ...
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Ten Signs of a Warming World

This is an interactive website that provides descriptive information and data related to ten key climate indicators. These climate indicators and related resources show global patterns and data that ...
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State of the Climate 2009

This short video clip summarizes NOAA's annual State of the Climate Report for 2009. It presents a comprehensive summary of Earth’s climate in 2009 and establishes the last decade as the ...
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Steroids, Baseball and Climate Change

This short cartoon video uses a simple baseball analogy (steroid use increases probability of hitting home runs) to explain how small increases in greenhouse gases can cause global temperature ...
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