Real-time weather data: Surface Data Page

Greg Thompson, Research Applications Program

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) offers a variety of data on their Real-time Weather Data website. The Surface data page provides an interface so that users can retrieve weather data in raw format or they may choose to translate data to a more user-friendly format, such as gif images. The site contains temperature, precipitation, snow, wind, pressure change data and more. Data is offered as contoured surface plots and miscellaneous surface plots. Users can also access local weather stations. The site highlights Tornado Alley with visible overlay images of the alley. This site contains a highly useful amount of surface weather data.

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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Measurements, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Geology, Geography:Physical, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Audio/Visual:Maps
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional
Theme: Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Weather