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For those who live on or near mountains, a change of climate can be just a short walk away. That's because mountains create their own microclimates: areas in which the climate differs from the prevailing climate. See how the movement of air creates different microclimates on a mountain
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Published in 2015
El Niño is a series of complex weather patterns that occurs every two to seven years. It causes drastic changes in weather that can lead to billions of dollars in damages, high death tolls, and disease. Find out what causes El Niño, how it can affect you, and why it is so hard to predict it.
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On this site, you can visually see the difference between El Nino and La Nina by playing a short video animation.
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2014
Atmospheric scientist Karen Kosiba studies how tornadoes form and do damage. Getting measurements near the surface of these twisters is difficult, though, and driving into them is a practice mostly reserved for the big screen. In this TEDYouth Talk, Kosiba describes how she and her team use...
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Published in 2015
Watch this video and learn how clouds are created and cool facts about them.
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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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Published in 2013
Video of a supercell near Booker, Texas.
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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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Discover the ways in which air and water interact in a vast complex system. This video clip illustrates the interconnections between rising sea levels, forest fires, droughts, heat waves, typhoons, powerful storms, and flooding.
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The NOAA VisLab uses the imagery from NOAA's weather and climate satellites to produce animations that show the dynamic nature of Earth and its environment.
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By InMeteo
The Ventusky Web application has been developed to focus on weather prediction and meteorological data visualization. This application clearly displays meteorological data from around the world and allows you to monitor weather development for any place on Earth.
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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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Interactive video on weather patterns. Considers such features as air temperature, clouds, fronts, and thunderstorms.
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Published in 2013
Time-lapse video with 360 movie panels showing the sky over almost an entire year, from mid-2009 to mid-2010. Videos were shot from the Exploratorium museum in San Francisco, CA.
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By HINT.FM
An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us, energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future. This map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US. Zoom into your location
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Presents visualization of remote sensing data with conceptual scientific animations.
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By TERC
This animation shows how the volume and pressure inside a sealed balloon change as the balloon rises or descends.
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By TERC
Flash animation for the Coriolis Effect, the apparent deflection of a wind or current due to earth rotation. One animation shows a plane flying from Anchorage, Alaska toward Miami, Florida. In the second animation, a plane takes off from Tierra del Fuego toward Rio de Janeiro. In both cases, the...
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By TERC
This Flash animation depicts the diurnal change in wind patterns along the coast. The shift in winds results from unequal heating of the land and water. During the day, land heats more rapidly than the water, air rises, and a cool breeze blows in from the water. The pattern reverses at night. The...
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