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Internet Sites:

• Wonderful World of Weather
“This standards-based Real Time Data Module has been created for use by students in the elementary grades to allow them to investigate weather phenomena both locally as well as in other places around the world.”

• WW2010: The Weatherworld 2010 Project From the University of Illinois
A weather education site for secondary and beginning college students. Provides a WWW framework for integrating current and archived weather data with multimedia instructional resources using new and innovative technologies.

• Weather Here and There
An integrated weather unit which incorporates interaction with the Internet and hands-on collaborative, problem solving activites for students in grades four through six.

• Cycles of the Earth and Atmosphere: A Web Site for Teachers
An online module designed for middle school science teachers dealing with atmosphere and climate topics, including global climate change and the ozone layer.

• National Climatic Data Center
“NCDC is the world’s largest active archive of weather data. NCDC produces numerous climate publications and responds to data requests from all over the world.” (Excerpt)

•  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Top Global Weather, Water and Climate Events of the 20th Century
List of global storms and climatic events that had the greatest impact on human life or are the most noted atmospheric marvels.  Note:  This item is in the portable document format (pdf) and requires the Adobe Acrobat Reader software for reading and printing online.

• WeatherEye
A weather education site, created by a forecast team working with local educators. This site includes a section for students in grades 2 to 8, a section for grades 6 to 12, a “Teacher’s Lounge” and a parent’s area. On-line lessons are designed to be easy to integrate into class schedules.

• National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Education Resources
Welcome to the WINDandSEA Teachers’ and Students’ Corner.  This site  provides links to over 100 NOAA educational sites as well as links to many other Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric educational sites.  It also links to organizations devoted to science education and/or the use of new technologies to facilitate teaching and learning.

• Southeast Regional Climate Center Education Collection
Contains various weather-related educational resources and activities.

• Langley Atmospheric Sciences Data Center Educational Resources
This site offers educational projects & fact sheets on matters relating to the earth’s atmosphere.  Videos and educational kits are available to teachers by mail.

• WeatherNet
From The Weather Underground at University of Michigan, aims to be the premier site of weather links on the Internet. Besides the topical tropical storm page, you can view Accu-Weathers graphics including Nexrad imagery, satellite photos, surface maps, and forecast maps.

• NOAA National Weather Service
Meteorological resources from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

• Intellicast Weather Service

• Southeast Regional Climate Center

The Weather Channel

• Weather Services

• National Hurricane Center
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) maintains a countinuous watch on tropical cyclones over the Atlantic, Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and the Eastern Pacific from 15 May through November 30. The Center prepares and distributes hurricane watches and warnings for the general public, and also prepares and distributes marine and military advisories for other users. The Center also conducts research and offers assistance to Caribbean Nations. The Center also conducts research and development aimed at general improvements in tropical cyclone forcasting and concentrates on transferring theoretical advances to operational forcasting.