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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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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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By TED-Ed
Published in 2013
Why do some regions experience full-time heat while others are reckoning with frigid temperatures and snow? And why are the seasons reversed in the two hemispheres? Rebecca Kaplan explains how the shape of the Earth's orbit around the Sun and the Earth's tilt on its axis affect the amount of...
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Published in 2017
From the perspective of us here on Earth, clouds are usually pretty boring. Sure, sometimes we spot one that looks cool or see a unique formation that we take a photo of for Instagram and then move on with our lives. But for astronauts and satellite cameras looking down on th eplanet from above,...
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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 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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A simple key for identifying clouds.
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This NASA/NOAA cloud chart is in Spanish. View cloud formations and descriptions.
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This Globe cloud chart is in Spanish. View cloud formations and descriptions.
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Learn how to identify cloud types by using this flow chart from the International Cloud Atlas. Clouds are divided into 10 fundamental types known as genera, depending on their general form. The genera are then further subdivided based on a cloud's particular shape, structure and transparency; the...
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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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National Geographic offers reference material to encourage your students to learn more about the Earth with encyclopedic entries. This entry is about seasons. Seasons are determined by the Earth's exposure to the sun.
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Get ideas for ways to celebrate the seasons around the world.
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This guide outlines strategies to build literacy and science skills by combining online science learning, using our Kids' Crossing Web site, and our favorite hands-on classroom activities!
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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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The UCAR Center for Science Education has a small (but growing!) collection of games related to weather, climate, atmospheric science and space weather education. The Center also has a modest collection of interactives and simulations related to atmospheric science topics.
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