Weather and Climate Links
National Weather Service Forecast Office, Louisvillethe site toured during the field trip
Weather Safety Rules, from the Louisville Forecast Office of the National Weather Service, offers advice on staying safe during a variety of weather emergencies, from storms on the water to tornadoes and blizzards.
Safety Brochures on Weather Topics from the NWS
Live Weather Images is an interesting source for radar imagery, weather maps, satellite images, and real-time weather cams mounted around the U.S. and the worldfrom Cape Canaveral to Tierra del Fuego and from Aruba to Antarctica.
The National Weather Service Education Pages include information for children, teens and young adults, and teachers. Materials range from coloring books, puzzles, and games to lesson plans; brochures; satellite images; career information for weather-related fields, such as meteorology, hydrology, and climatology; and links to other great related resources.
NOAA Education Resources Pageeducational activities, publications, and booklets produced for students, teachers, librarians, and the general public
National Weather Service Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Servicesvideos, slides, books, posters, charts, software, calendars, and more for educators and the general public
The Kids Crossing and Educators Bridge areas from the National Center for Atmospheric Researchs Education and Outreach site are full of educational information and activities.
The National Severe Storm Laboratorys Resources for Teachers lists materials from preschool through college.
Using Weather To Teach Science and Math, from a NOAA scientist, includes activities on such topics as Why Radar Cant Usually See Tornadoes, graphing information, wind vectors, and Wildflowers and Rainfall.
Sites for Students
Playtime for Kids from the NWS
Climate Games and Activities from the Southeast Regional Climate Center
Homework for Kids from the Federal Emergency Management Agency
Jetstream, an Online Weather School from the NWS
The Online Meteorology Guide from the University of Illinois is a collection of web-based instructional modules which use multimedia technology to teach and reinforce weather-related topics and then allow students to apply what theyve learned to real-time weather data. Available modules include Light and Optics, Clouds and Precipitation, Forces and Winds, Air Masses and Fronts, Weather Forecasting, Severe Storms, Hurricanes, El Niño, and the Hydrologic Cycle.
Billed as the worlds largest archive of climate data, the National Climatic Data Center is a great source for NOAA data on a wide variety of weather and climate topics.
Climate and Radiation, a site maintained by a branch of NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center, is for serious students and professionals in the study of weather and climate. It includes areas devoted to such topics as remote sensing, modeling, analysis, rainfall, etc.
National Weather AssociationAlso for the serious high school or college student or weather professional, this site has hot topic areas on subjects such as aviation meteorology and scholarships, plus special areas devoted to education, remote sensing, specialized meteorological operational services, strategic planning, training, weather analysis, and forecasting.
Careers in Weather from the American Meteorological Society
Weather-Related Degree Programs from NOAA