USA TODAY Weather:
Hows & Whys
An extensive collection of weather
graphics, many of them interactive, on topics ranging
from how high- and low-pressure areas interact to how
Windows to the Universe
Includes a section on Earth, with
information about weather events, the atmosphere, and
much more. Features three reading levels: beginner, intermediate,
USA TODAY: Cold Science
News and features about the Antarctic
expedition of journalist Jack Williams.
NOVA Online: Stormchasers
"A Day in the Life of a Stormchaser"
features events in the life of one tornado chaser. A "Weather
Facts and Events" page provides background on monsoons,
hurricanes, tornadoes, and lightning, and the weather
events associated with these severe storms.
Storm Spotter's Guide
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration's guide to severe storms includes basic information,
a glossary, rules for safe stormchasing, and links to illustrated brochures.
Tornado Chase Day
Calling itself "an image site for
tornado chasers, meteorologists, sky lovers, and dreamers,"
Tornado Chase Day features photographs of tornadoes, lightning,
hail, and more.
This bimonthly magazine offers a
scientific (though slightly sensational) look at weather
events. Featured topics include tornadoes, flash floods,
avalanches, lightning, and the "climythology" of U.S.
National Snow and
Ice Data Center
Includes a glossary of snow-related
terms, a snow fact sheet, and features on avalanches,
glaciers, blizzards, and more. NSIDC is also home to the
World Data Center-A for Glaciology.
Unit Snow Page
See images of snow crystals under
an electron microscope.
The Birth and Death of a Tornado
This interactive site features a slideshow, a survival quiz, and a "grow your own tornado" activity.
The National Severe
Storms Laboratory: Weather Room
Educational weather information
for kids, parents, and teachers. Includes printable weather
coloring books for young children.
The Weather World
2010 Project: Online Guides
Four online guides from University
of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Department of Atmospheric
Science provide information and instruction on everything
from wind and clouds to weather satellites.
The Hurricane Hunters
Follow the Air Force Reserve's 53rd
Weather Reconnaissance Squadron as they fly into the eyes
The Tropical Prediction Center has
the latest tropical storm forecasts, as well as historical
data, satellite imagery, and storm facts.
The Why Files: Environmental Science
How do massive hurricanes develop? Can we predict
tornadoes? Is Antarctic ice melting because of global
warming? Select topics for the facts behind the weather
The Weather Channel:
Have you always wondered whether
"wind chill" really matters? From absolute humidity to
Zulu time, this useful glossary will clear things up.
NOVA Online: Tracking
Find out how El Niño worksand
what the arrival of La Niña means to the world's
El Niño Theme
Information about El Niño
and La Nina from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Reports to the Nation
on Our Changing Planet: El Niño and Climate Prediction
An overview of El Niño's
effects on global climate patterns. Includes a discussion
of how El Niño was identified and where it got
StormFax Winter Weatherlore
and Folklore Forecasts
"For every fog in August, there
will be a snowfall in Winter," and other folklore about
Ozone Depletion Resource
A collection of Environmental Protection
Agency resources on ozone and its depletion in the atmosphere.
A catalog of cloud types with information
about the weather they're usually associated with.
The Old Farmer's Almanac onlinewith
weather lore, long-range predictions, and articles on
the history of the Almanac itself.
The Official Punxsutawney
Phil Groundhog Site
Meet the groundhog in Groundhog
DayPennsylvania's Punxsutawney Philand get
the scoop on his "predictions."
Braving the Elements:
The Stormy History of American Weather, David
Laskin. Anchor Books, 1997.
Earth Shock: Climate
Complexity and the Force of Nature,
Andrew Robinson. Thames & Hudson, 1993.
Encyclopedia of Hurricanes,
Typhoons, and Cyclones, David
Longshore. Facts on File, 1998.
Essentials of Meteorology:
An Invitation to the Atmosphere, C.
Donald Ahrens. Wadsworth, 1997.
The Future of El Niño, Henry
F. Porter. Dell, 1998.
The Handy Weather
Answer Book, Walter A. Lyons.
Visible Ink Press, 1996.
National Audubon Society
Field Guide to North American Weather, David
M. Ludlum. Knopf, 1991.
The Old Farmer's Almanac
Book of Weather and Natural Disasters, Benjamin
A. Watson. Random House, 1995.
Riddle of the Ice:
A Scientific Adventure into the Arctic, Myron
Arms. Anchor Books, 1998.
Skywatch: The Western
Weather Guide, Richard A. Keen.
Snow in America,
Bernard Mergen. Smithsonian Institution
Storm Chaser: In Pursuit
of Untamed Skies, Warren Faidley,
Stu Ostro. Independent Publishers Group, 1996.
Under the Whirlwind:
Everything You Need to Know About Tornadoes but Didn't
Know Who to Ask, Jerrine Verkaik,
Arjen Verkaik. Whirlwind, 1998.
Tom Murphree, Mary Miller, Exploratorium.
Owl Books, 1998.
The Weather Book,
Jack Williams, USA Today. Vintage, 1997.
The Weather Sourcebook:
Your One-Stop Resource for Everything You Need to Know
to Feed Your Weather Habit, Ronald
L. Wagner, Bill Adler, Jr. Globe Pequot Press, 1997.
Wind: How the Flow
of Air has Shaped Life, Myth, and the Land, Jan
Deblieu. Houghton Mifflin, 1998.
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