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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Type: Data Sets

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.

American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Image Collections

A curated collection of hail storm images from the Earth Science World Image Bank to show students examples of Earth processes. You can also download the PowerPoint presentation version of this file using this link.

American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Image Collections

A curated collection of hurricane images from the Earth Science World Image Bank to show students examples of Earth processes. You can also download the PowerPoint presentation version of this file using this link.

American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Image Collections

A curated collection of ice storm images from the Earth Science World Image Bank to show students examples of Earth processes. You can also download the PowerPoint presentation version of this file using this link.

American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Image Collections

A curated collection of tornado images from the Earth Science World Image Bank to show students examples of Earth processes. You can also download the PowerPoint presentation version of this file using this link.

American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Image Collections

A curated collection of thunderstorm and lightning images from the Earth Science World Image Bank to show students examples of Earth processes. You can also download the PowerPoint presentation version of this file using this ...

Mike Olbinski
Resource Type: Image Collections

This website has amazing pictures of storms and nature captured by Mike Olbinski.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

This site teaches students about Hurricanes, winter storms, tornados, thunder and lightning and floods. This site also contains activities that teachers can use with their students.

Weather Underground (Wunderground)
Resource Type: Maps and Visualizations

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.

BBC Worldwide via YouTube
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

A fascinating look at how a little girl walking in the sand of the African desert could cause a hurricane 4000 miles away in the USA. Great video from BBC show, the Science of Superstorms. Contains some scenes that viewers may find upsetting. 

National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Sandy Storm resources in one place: images, visualizations, animations, and more. Includes satellite imagery, GIS data, Crisis information, and wind maps. 

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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,...

European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

This visualization, comprised of imagery from the geostationary satellites of EUMETSAT, NOAA, and the MA, shows an entire year of weather across the globe during 2013, with audio from Mark Higgins, Training Officer at EUMETSAT. The satellite data is superimposed over NASA's "Blue Marble Next...

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Interactive games and simulations, all having to do with weather. 

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Gallery of videos exploring weather and weather-monitoring satellites.

LittleThings
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

In May 2010, YouTube user "beatlesfanxxl" uploaded a jaw-dropping moment that went viral with nearly seven million views. It was late spring in Oklahoma City, and he and his family were watching a nasty storm pass through. You can only imagine their shock and horror when suddenly the dark,...

GeoScience Videos
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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...

MinuteEarth
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Learn about the extreme weather patterns the world has been experiecing. Decide hwether you think its false advertisement or the truth.

Wimp.com
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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.

Nicolaus Wegner
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Photosensitive seizure warning - Look away if things get too overwhelming. Accumulated a great deal of severe weather and cloud related time lapse material over the past couple of years. Figures it might be interesting to experiment with the various shapes these storms produce when mirrored....

European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT)
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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...

Mike Olbinski Photography
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Video of a supercell near Booker, Texas.

TED-Ed
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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...

TED-Ed
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Tornadoes are the most violent storms on Earth, with wind velocities that can exceed 200 miles per hour. How do these terrifying cyclones form? Meteorologist James Spann sheds light on the lifespan of tornadoes as they go from supercell thunderstorms to terrible twisters before eventually...

TED-Ed
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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...

UNC-TV, PBS LearningMedia
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Why do hurricanes get their own season? The reason for the season is because of the three requirements for a hurricane to form. Precursor storms off the coast of Africa that travel on currents, warm ocean temperatures, and low wind shear due to the location of the jet stream are only available...

National Geographic
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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.

National Geographic
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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.

National Geographic
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Explore and experience the forces that shape the world around us. No natural disaster in America has caused more death and destruction than floods.

National Geographic
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Explore and experience the forces that shape the world around us. Find out how hurricanes can be so destructive.

National Geographic
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

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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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live and work in space? Follow astronauts on the International Space Station in a series of videos as they explain their daily routines. Educators can use this series of videos and resources to enhance K-12 science, technology, engineering, and...

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Find out more about how our sun's position in the sky changes due to Earth's rotation, revolution, and tilt. Learn from the experts -- Dr. Alex Young and Dr. Nicki Viall explain these connections so students understand paterns within the Earth-sun relationship.

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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

What gives Velcro its stick? Why does pollen make some people sneeze? And, how pure is the salt that we put on our food? In this episode of STEM Flicks, explore the role that microscopy plays in our everyday lives. Discover how scientists and engineers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory...

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Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

Get caught up in the podcasting frenzy, but in a sciencey way! You can now have the latest ABC Science Online and Radio National science shows to download at your leisure or to have magically delivered when you subscribe via RSS feed.

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