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Climate & Weather Resources: Home

This guide contains selected climate and weather resources available on the Internet. Included are links to science and government data and disaster planning resources, as well as local weather data and reports.

Weather


Local Weather


National and International Weather

  • Interactive Weather Information Network (IWIN (National Weather Service)). Source of weather forecasts and data.
  • Weather.com Home Page. The Weather Channel Home Page
  • Weather Page. Intellicast (Weather Services International). Weather forecasts, predictions, data, history, and educational materials.
  • The Weather Underground. Weather and weather data, current and historical.
  • OSU Weather (Ohio State University). Climate and weather data, current data summaries, other materials for on demand reference/research. Special emphasis on tornadoes.
  • Old Farmer's Almanac. Weather forecasts that "are determined by the use of a secret formula (devised in 1792 by the founder of this Almanac, Robert B. Thomas), enhanced by the most modern scientific calculations based on solar activity, particularly sunspot cycles."
  • STORMFAX® Weather Services. Weather and climatologic services, historical, and other data. Current information on hurricanes, tropical storms, and other weather activities, as well as information/links on such topics as: Ocean temperatures and conditions, tides, sunrise/moonrise, pollen, pollution, and UV conditions, weather lore and history, and many others.

National Severe Storm Warning and Watches


Government Sites

  • World Meteorological Organization (WMO). United Nations agency, WMO coordinates global scientific activity to allow increasingly prompt and accurate weather information and other services for public, private and commercial use.

Climate

Climate

Start here: National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Primary source for climate and long-term weather data, maps (formerly: National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)).


Disaster Planning

  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Learn about and prepare for disasters. Includes resources and data on all kinds of events, including:
    • Are You Ready? "In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness."
    • Storm Watch (FEMA). Official site for hurricane and flood warnings and watches.
  • Hazards Assessment (NWS). Weather disaster areas; source of identification.
  • Severe Weather (NOAA). Data and reports on all severe weather situations.
  • Storm Ready! (NWS). Awareness and planning on a community level. Learn how to coordinate with municipal and governmental emergency support, how to be prepared, how to get help in a disaster, and other topics. Describes situations and their likelihood. Also includes special topic resources, such as Severe Weather In My Community.

UB Libraries Resources

Reference Books

  • Local Climatological Data, Buffalo (1958-Present) UGL/SEL REF QC 983 A533
  • Survey of Climatology v.11 UGL/SEL REF QC 981 W67
  • Climates of the States v.2 UGL/ SEL REF QC 983 C 56 1985
  • Climatic Atlas of the United States SEL Map Rm Atlas G 1201 C8 U57 1993
  • Solar Energy Atlas for New York State. James Healey, Richard T. Nelson, Ronald Stewart. Albany: Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, SUNY Albany, 1975.
    UGL/SEL Ref QC894 N7 H4 1975.
  • Solar Radiation Energy Resource Atlas of the United States. Solar Energy Research Institute, 1981. SEL Map Rm Ref QC911.82.U5 S64 / UGL/SEL REF QC911.82.U5 S64
    The only source of solar radiation data for the Buffalo area.
  • Weather of U.S. Cities v.2 UGL/SEL REF QC 983 W393

Books

  • Elements of Geography UGL G126 T7 1967
    Describes climatic regions of the United States (Koppen system)
  • Snow Cover Surveys Lockwood GB 2416 E 28

Journals

  • Climate Change v.3 (1980/1981)- Present SEL Per QC981.8.C5 C54
    "An interdisciplinary, international journal devoted to the description, causes and implications of climatic change."

Government Documents

  • Common Questions About Climate Change SEL Documents US C 55.2: C 61/ 7

Just for Educators and Students

Teachers

  • Educational Activities. (NCDC). Climate/weather educational materials.
  • Educator's Bridge. (National Center for Atmospheric Research and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research: NCDC affiliate). Climate/weather educational materials and links; arranged by grade level.
  • Bridge (Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Education Center). Educational materials, activities, climate/weather/environmental news and issues.
  • Water Cycle Teachers Page (University of Washington). Study guides and course materials on the entire water cycle.
  • Chasing the Storm: Weather Photography. View weather topics and effects, shown with photographs.

Storm Chasing (Videos, documentaries, etc.)

Kids

  • FEMA for Kids (The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Helps kids learn about and prepare for disasters.
  • Lesson Plans from the Weather Channel has lesson plans and guides for teachers of grades K-12. Includes the Weather Classroom.
  • Projects and Activities page. Learn weather and climate concepts by performing experiments, taking readings, and other activities.

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