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From his office window in downtown Buffalo, New York, attorney Alfonzo Cutaia captures this cloud formation above Lake Erie. With nearly five feet of snow pummeling the Buffalo area, this impressive timelapse shows the ominous power of the elements.
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2016
Lake Maracaibo is the stormiest place on the planet. Thunderstorms rage above this massive body of water for up to 200 days of the year, with each ear-splitting event lasting for several hours. But why? Graeme Anderson lists the factors that create Lake Maracaibo's seemingly everlasting storms.
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Published in 2015
Tornadoes, nearly three-quarters of which occur within the US, are unpredictable and can cause massive damage. New tools and data are helping scientists learn more about when they might form and what paths they might take.
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Published in 2012
Explore and experience the forces that shape the world around us. No natural disaster in America has caused more death and destruction than floods.
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Published in 2012
Explore and experience the forces that shape the world around us. Find out how hurricanes can be so destructive.
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Published in 2016
This visualization, comprised of imagery from the geostationary satellites of EUMETSAT, NOAA and the JMA, shows an entire year of weather across the globe during 2015, with audio commentary from Mark Higgins, Training Manager at EUMETSAT. The visualization has been produced by EUMETSAT's data...
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Information on storm surges (what they are and how they are formed). Tips to be ready for storm surges. Videos. Downloadable PDF guides (English and Spanish).
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NCEI is the world's largest provider of weather and climate data. Land-based, marine, model, radar, weather balloon, satellite, and paleoclimatic are just a few of the types of datasets available. Detailed descriptions of the products available.
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TsunamiReady is a voluntary community recognition program that promotes tsunami hazard preparedness as an active collaboration among federal, state/territorial and local emergency management agencies, community leaders and the public. The main goal of the program is to improve public safety before,...
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This page explains what actions to take when you receive a winter weather storm alert from the National Weather Service for your local area and what to do before, during, and after a snowstorm or extreme cold.
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The Wundermap from Weather Underground (Wunderground) gives weather data in a GIS interface. Use different overlays like radar, fronts, satellite data, and webcam images over an area of your choosing.
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NASA's Climate Kids is a place where kids can learn about the Earth! Available are games, activities, news, and videos on a variety of subjects: weather and climate, air, ocean, fresh water, carbon cycle, energy, plants and animals, and technology. Teacher resources (PDFs, NGSS standards, and more)...
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Published in 2014
This video describes the principle control on the violence of volcanic eruptions. We define the term viscosity and show examples of everyday materials with different viscosity. Next we are splattered with soda and milkshake to illustrate how gases can drive volcanic eruptions (the sacrifices we make...
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"Join Owlie and friends to embark on a """"Severe Weather Preparedness Adventure!""""Most appropriate for elementary and middle levels, this online game -- produced as part of NOAA and the National Weather Service's Young Meteorologist program -- teaches students how to stay safe through weather...
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"From the thin air of Mount Everest to the intense pressure of the Challenger Deep, Earth is full of amazing extremes! Record-setting extremes are always being updated. Scientists and explorers discover new materials and refine their measuring methods, upsetting our ideas of """"biggest"""" or...
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This page explains what actions to take when you receive a tsunami (pronounced soo-ná-mee) alert from the National Weather Service for your local area. It also provides tips on what to do before, during, and after a tsunami. Tsunamis can strike any U.S. Coast, but risk is greatest for states and...
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From hot towers to phytoplankton blooms, NASA's cutting-edge hurricane research has been revealing never-before-seen aspects of these giant storms for over a decade. The past three years have seen great progress in the areas of intensity monitoring and 3-D modeling of hurricanes. In 2006, scientists...
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The effects of severe weather are felt every year by many Americans. To obtain critical weather information, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, established SKYWARN® with partner organizations. SKYWARN® is a volunteer program with between 350,000 and...
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"How does your school teach students about disasters and disaster preparedness? NIH's K-12 education team recently compiled a list of disaster-related resources for schools and classrooms. The resources are vetted for accuracy and include lesson plans, curriculum, games, and fact sheets. Students...
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Students discuss their feelings about extreme natural events, learn safety and preparation tips, and create safety signs.
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