| 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 tsunamis form.
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, and advanced.
USA TODAY: Cold Science
News and features about the Antarctic expedition of journalist
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.
Electron Microscopy Unit Snow Page
See images of snow crystals under an electron microscope.
Antarctic Ice and Climate
An article on the role of Antarctic ice in climate and sea
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:
Educational weather information for kids, parents, and teachers.
Includes printable weather coloring books for young children.
The Weather World 2010 Project: Online
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 of storms.
National Hurricane Center
The Tropical Prediction Center has the latest tropical storm
forecasts, as well as historical data, satellite imagery, and storm
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 news.
The Weather Channel: Weather Glossary
Have you always wondered whether "wind chill" really matters?
From absolute humidity to Zulu time, this useful glossary will clear
NOVA Online: Tracking El Niño
Find out how El Niño works—and what the arrival of La Niña
means to the world's weather.
El Niño Theme Page
Information about El Niño and La Nina from the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration.
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 its name.
StormFax Winter Weatherlore and Folklore
"For every fog in August, there will be a snowfall in Winter,"
and other folklore about the weather.
Ozone Depletion Resource Center
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 online—with weather lore, long-range
predictions, and articles on the history of the Almanac itself.
The Official Punxsutawney Phil Groundhog
Meet the groundhog in Groundhog Day—Pennsylvania's Punxsutawney
Phil—and get the scoop on his "predictions."