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View Resource NOAA National Data Centers (NNDC) Climate Data Online (CDO)

The National Climate Data Center has launched the Climatic Data Online (CDO) system, providing "full period of record digital data for 5 types of US climatic data: daily surface data, monthly surface data, hourly precipitation data, 15-minute precipitation data, and global monthly surface data." Records are available from as early as the late 1800s, and each dataset is updated as more data become...
View Resource Climate of 1999: Annual Review

From the National Climate Data Center, the Climate of 1999 - Annual Review Website provides detailed data and discussion. Globally speaking, 1999 proved to be the fifth warmest year on record since 1880. The site provides Global Analysis, US National Analysis, US Regional/ Statewide Analysis, a page on Extreme Events, and 1999 and 1998 Monthly Reports. Charts showing annual anomalies for...
View Resource Climate Diagnostics Center (CDC)

A collaborative project of CIRES (Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences) and NOAA (the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration), the Climate Diagnostics Center (CDC) strives "to identify the nature and causes of climate variations, on time scales ranging from a month to centuries" so as to predict future climate. The homepage offers a host of online information, from a...
View Resource Climate of 2001: January in Historical Perspective

The National Climatic Data Center recently released these data as part of its ongoing monthly series of reports on climate in historical perspective. Extreme events of January 2001 included ice storms in the southeastern US, heavy rains and flooding in Bolivia, and record snowfall and low temperatures (down to -37 degrees Celsius) in North Korea. The main page gives a map showing blended global...
View Resource Climate Timeline Information Tool

The Climate Timeline Web site was developed at the National Geophysical Data Center at NOAA's Boulder Laboratory and was designed as an online tool that allows users to examine climate change and variability at different time scales throughout history. The site allows visitors to explore climate history and science from today to over 100,000 years ago through descriptions, illustrations, and other...
View Resource Atmospheric Variables Plotting Page

The Atmospheric Variables Plotting Page is part of the larger Climate Diagnostics Center Web site (last mentioned in the December 6, 2000 Scout Report for Science & Engineering ), which allows users to freely plot available data online. Inputs include date (going back to 1980); variable, such as geopotential height, eddy height, relative humidity, vector winds, and air temperature among others;...
View Resource Climate of 2002 Preliminary Annual Review

The National Climatic Data Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has made available the Climate of 2002 Preliminary Annual Review Web site. Visitors will find numerous charts; graphs; tables; and descriptions of global temperatures, temperature trends, regional temperatures, and global precipitation. A US climate summary, as well as information on significant events,...
View Resource World Weather Information Service

The World Meteorological Organization Web site offers the World Weather Information Service page. Here, visitors will find official weather forecasts and climatological information for selected cities worldwide. Users choose a particular continent and country, and are then presented with a list of various cities they can get information on. This includes the date and time of the current forecast,...
View Resource Climatology Working Group

"The Minnesota Climatology Working Group exists to study and describe the climate of Minnesota," with partners drawn from government and academia. The group's related Web site offers visitors a myriad of helpful resources including current weather conditions throughout the state, historical climate data summaries, Twin Cities climate data, agricultural climate data, weather forecasts,...
View Resource The 2000 Olympic Games: A Climatology for Sydney, Australia

Meteorologists attending or following the 2000 Summer Olympics will enjoy the data tables, maps, and discussion of Sydney, Australia's climatology provided in this 22-page publication. For example, average temperature, rainfall, and wind direction data for this Olympic venue are given. Color maps accompany text and tables.
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