Education and Outreach
Confused By Climate Change?
For an easy-to-understand breakdown of the science behind climate change, and its human and societal impacts, visit Climate Communication Science and Outreach.
The 2009 Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States full report
|National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), with headquarters in Boulder, CO. They offer many resources for educators and students of all levels, including learning modules, hands-on activities, and internship programs.
UCAR and NCAR Links
Spark UCAR Science Education
MetED Teaching and Training Resources for the Geoscience Community
NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL)
High Altitude Observatory (HAO)
RETI Research Experience for Teachers Institute
GLOBE Global Learning and Observations to Benefit Environment
Sea surface temperatures from a Community Climate System Model simulation of 20th century climate at NCAR
NOAA is an agency that keeps the public informed through daily weather forecasts and severe weather warnings, and provides scientists with a wide variety of climate data. NOAA also oversees the National Weather Service NWS, which provides national forecast information, as well as past weather data.
NOAA and NWS Links:
NWS Weather Safety
NOAA Watch All Hazard Monitor
NOAA El Nino Page
NOAA Education Resources
Hurricane Katrina as seen from NOAA satellite on August 25, 2005
NASA utilizes satellite data to monitor Earth's climate and solar weather, including ocean temperatures, ice melt, and solar flares. Other research areas include climate and radiation, atmospheric chemistry and dynamics, and mesoscale atmospheric processes.
NASA Earth Observatory
Earth Observatory El Nino Page
Goddard Spce Flight Center
Acquired August 24, 2012, this natural-color image shows a profusion of peacock hues created by a phytoplankton bloom in the Barents Sea.
NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. Caption by Michon Scott.
Windows to the Universe
The National Science Digital Library (NDSL)
See other research links on the courses page