Weather and Climate Basics

This primer from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) defines weather and climate, and explains related concepts such as the atmosphere, natural hazards, rising sea level, and modeling. Users explore how dynamic forces within the atmosphere change our weather and climate. They learn what causes weather events and climate change and how NCAR scientists are exploring our atmosphere through scientific research.

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Grade Level: Middle (6-8), General Public, High School (9-12)
Topics: Ocean, Human Dimensions/Resources, Atmosphere, Climate