Browse Weather and Climate Resources

Browse Weather and Climate Resources

Assessing Drought in the United States
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This short animation from the Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow Network shows how decision makers use a variety of data and in-person reports to assess the drought conditions across the United States.
http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/details.cgi?aid=11784
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NASA and JAXA released the first images captured by their newest Earth-observing satellite, the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory, which launched into space Feb. 27, 2014.
Water Cycle Speaker's Toolkit
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This Speaker ToolKit has been designed to allow presenters (scientists, engineers, etc.) to easily present to an elementary and/or middle school audience about the water cycle.
Observing Monsoon Weather Patterns with TRMM Data
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Students will learn about measuring precipitation on the ground and using satellites, and use satellite data to analyze the reason for the monsoon weather pattern in India.
Wet Wide World Thumbnail
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This video, "Our Wet Wide World", provides an overview of the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission and its goals.
Tour of the Electromagnetic Spectrum
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Welcome to the Tour of the Electromagnetic Spectrum. This unique NASA resource on the web, in print, and with companion videos introduces electromagnetic waves, their behaviors, and how scientists visualize these data.
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The activities in this guide will help students understand variations in environmental parameters by examining connections among different phenomena measured on local, regional and global scales.
CoCoRaHS Volunteers with rain gauges (image credit: CoCoRaHS)
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CoCoRaHS is a Citizen Science organization that helps participants collect and share precipitation data. They also assist teachers in learning how to install and use rain gauges with their students. Learn how to collect and submit measurements to CoCoRaHS
Aquarius Ocean Circulation
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Ocean circulation plays a key role in distributing solar energy and maintaining climate, by moving heat from Earth's equator to the poles. Aquarius salinity data, combined with data from other sensors, will give us a clearer picture of how the ocean works
Components of the Water Cycle on a Flat Map
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The process by which water moves around the earth, from the ocean, to the atmosphere, to the land and back to the ocean is called the water cycle. These animations each portray a component of the water cycle.

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