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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...

https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/
View Resource Center for Climatic Research

Part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, The Center for Climatic Research (CCR) "focuses on studies of present, future, and past climates, the links between ecosystems and climate and between civilizations and climate, and assessment of the impacts of climate variability on water, food, and energy resources." The Web site offers descriptions of research; publications; upcoming events; and,...

http://nelson.wisc.edu/ccr/index.php
View Resource MISR Image Gallery

The MISR Image Gallery contains photographs and imagery from the Multi-Angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer experiment being conducted by NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of the California Institute of Technology. The spectacular images of the Earth are accompanied by descriptions and quizzes about the photographs. The photos are organized in sections: the latest imagery, the main collection of...

https://www-misr.jpl.nasa.gov/multimedia/
View Resource Data Products at COAPS

Florida State University's Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS) (last mentioned in the February 28, 2001 Scout Report for Science & Engineering) provides a wealth of information on its Data Products at COAPS Web site. Visitors have access to scatterometry, ocean surface meteorology fluxes, and ocean psuedostress products, among others. The site also contains relevant...

https://coaps.fsu.edu/data
View Resource US Global Change Research Program

This Web site offers a portal to the recently held Planning Workshop for Scientists and Stakeholders, convened by the Bush administration to set the research agenda for its US Climate Change Science Program (CCSP). Clicking on Library will call up the draft strategic plan for the CCSP, which may be downloaded in whole or in part. The Web site also provides an overview of the meetings and the...

https://www.globalchange.gov/
View Resource Global Variations in Droughts and Wet Spells: 1900-1995

This scientific article, by Aiguo Dai and others, was originally published in September 1998 in Geophysical Research Letters (Vol 25 No 17, Pps. 3367-3370). The authors calculated the Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) globally, "using gridded monthly air temperature and precipitation." Since the late 1970s, the authors found, tracking El Nino cycles, that there were large changes in dry and wet...

https://sites.agu.org/
View Resource National Academies Press: Implementing Climate and Global Change Research

Another free offering from the National Academic Press (NAP), which was created "to publish the reports issued by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council, all operating under a charter granted by the Congress of the United States." NAP publishes several hundred books a year on a wide range of topics and...

https://www.nap.edu/read/10635/chapter/1
View Resource Northeast Regional Climate Center

NOAA's Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC): Climate Data and Products Web site is part of the nationwide network that provides "convenient and timely access to accurate and reliable climate information." The Web sites are described as being "available to assist in interpreting present conditions, quantifying climate variability, and assessing the likelihood of extreme weather events that...

http://www.nrcc.cornell.edu/
View Resource Pew Center on Global Climate Change: Beyond Kyoto

The Pew Center on Global Climate Change "brings together business leaders, policy makers, scientists, and other experts to bring a new approach to a complex and often-controversial issue." Visitors to this Pew Center Web site will find six downloadable working papers from former Kyoto Protocol negotiators and other climate experts as part of a new initiative titled Beyond Kyoto: Advancing the...

https://www.c2es.org/speech/beyond-kyoto-core-challenges/
View Resource What Should We do About Global Warming?

This Web site created by Beloit College provides a challenging module devoted to the Global Warming phenomenon. Visitors will first be exposed to a series of QuickTime animations illustrating the Effects of Climate Change. Then, through a series of Sessions, students can learn about the characteristics of greenhouse gases as well as how to interpret their concentrations in the atmosphere through...

http://chemistry.beloit.edu/Warming/index.html
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