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Acid Rain (EPA Program) - Provides information on traditional and market-based approaches for controlling air pollution. [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)]

Air Resources Laboratory (ARL) - Carries out research on processes that affect the quality of the atmosphere - primarily related to transport, transformation and removal of trace substances [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR)]

Antarctic Projects Home Page - Provides information about the various projects occurring in Antarctic [U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)]

Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) - Conduct a basic and applied research program in oceanography, tropical meteorology, atmospheric and oceanic chemistry, and acoustics [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR)]

Atmospheric Research Acronym List - Provides acronyms used by the atmospheric research community. [U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)]

Atmospheric Sciences Data Center - Processing, archiving, and distributing Earth science data [National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Langley Research Center (LaRC)]

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Benchmark glaciers - Summary of the USGS benchmark glacier program to intensively monitor climate, glacier motion, glacier mass balance, glacier geometry, and stream runoff at three glacier basins, Gulkana and Wolverine in Alaska and South Cascade in Washington. [U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)]

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Can it rain frogs, fish, and other objects? - Everyday Mysteries - Everyday Mysteries: Fun Science Facts from the Library of Congress [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

Climate Change Policy: Updates - Webcast - Webcast of a talk given at the Library of Congress by Dr. Peter C. Frumhoff, Ph.D., Union of Concerned Scientists, in November 2012. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

Climate Database Project (CLIMDB) - A centralized server to provide open access to long-term meteorological records from a collection of research sites [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service; U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)]

Climate Prediction Center - Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWS-Net); Mesoamerican Famine Early Warning System (MFEWS); Asian Flood Network (AFN). [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Weather Service (NWS)]

Climate Prediction Center (CPC) - Assesses and forecasts the impacts of short-term climate variability, emphasizing enhanced risks of weather-related extreme events [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Weather Service (NWS)]

Climate Reference Network - This page provides information and related links to a network of climate stations now being developed as part of a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) initiative [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Climatic Data Center]

Climate and Carbon Sciences Program Area - Advance the understanding and prediction of multiscale climate dynamics, abrupt and extreme climate events, terrestrial feedbacks to climate change, and their impacts on energy and water resources. [U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)]

Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) - Data of both solar-reflected and Earth-emitted radiation from the top of the atmosphere to the Earth's surface [National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Langley Research Center (LaRC)]

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Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) for Biogeochemical Dynamics - Data related to biogeochemical dynamics which are the result of the interactions between the biological, geological, and chemical components of the Earth's environment [U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)]

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ESRL Chemical Sciences Division (CSD) - Conducts scientific research on the chemical and dynamical processes of the Earth's atmosphere [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)]

Earth Axis/Rotation - Equinox - Seasonal information about the movement of Earth as it relates to the equinox [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Weather Services]

Earth Observatory - Obtain new satellite imagery and scientific information about our home planet [National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)]

Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) - Global Systems Division - Conducts atmospheric and oceanic research [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR)]

Earth’s Water Cycle in a Changing Climate - Webcast of a presentation at the Library of Congress by Peter Hildebrand, chief of the Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC), Science, Technology and Business Division]

Eastern Earth Surface Processes - Homepage for the Eastern Earth Surface Processes Team with research studies in two general categories: climate change and geologic mapping. Links to research activities, available data sets, GIS lab, and publications [U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)]

Effects of Acid Rain - Provides links to detailed information on acid rain effects on surface waters (e.g. lakes and streams), forests, automotive coatings, materials, visibility, and human health [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)]

El Nino - Southern Oscillation (ENSO) - Contains information on both the warm and cold extremes [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)]

El Nino Theme Web Site - Access to information about El Nino [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)]

Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) - Research in data assimilation and global, mesoscale, ocean, and climate modeling [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)]

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FEMA Enterprise GIS Service - Full range of GIS services to all FEMA program offices [U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)]

FEMA Information Resource Library - A searchable web-based collection of all publicly accessible FEMA information resources, including: CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, audio tapes, disability resources, posters and display items, brochures, publications, guidance and policy papers, program regulations and guidelines, forms, slide presentations, and some documents [U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)]

Finding Hot Towers in Hurricanes - Webcast - by NASA's Owen Kelley speaks at the Library of Congress about the association of hot towers (towering thunderclouds) and hurricane intensification. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

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GOES-R - Public information pertaining to the Geostationary Operational Evironmental Satellite R-Series ( GOES-R ) [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)]

Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes (GRIP) - A NASA Earth science field experiment conducted to better understand how tropical storms form and develop into major hurricanes. [National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)]

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) - Research expands the scientific understanding of the physical processes that govern the behavior of the atmosphere and the oceans as complex fluid systems [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR)]

Geoscience - Performs recognized world-class earth and atmospheric sciences research and development to support Sandia's national security missions. [U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Sandia National Laboratories (SNL)]

Geostationary Satellite (GOES) Server - Data from the geostationary satellite [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Satellite Services Division]

Global Land Cover Facility (GLCF) - Makes available a variety of earth science data products including satellite imagery of the Earth, classified images of the Earth's land cover, coastal marsh health data, and tropical deforestation maps [National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)]

Global Warming & Climate Change: Science Tracer Bullet - updated Feb. 2011 - Finding guide from the Library of Congress, Science Reference Service [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

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Hurricane and extreme storm impact studies - Homepage for programs of the Center for Coastal Geology on hurricanes and extreme storms with links to technology, related aerial photography, hurricanes, El Nino, northeasters, and specific storms. [U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Coastal and Marine Geology Program]

Hydrologic Information Center - Current and historical information on flooding and other hydrologic conditions [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Weather Service (NWS)]

Hypothermia - Awareness on how to recognize and treat people with hypothermia due to cold temperature [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)]

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Lightning and Atmospheric Electricity Research - Investigates the causes and effects of lightning as well as analyze a wide variety of atmospheric measurements related to thunderstorms [National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Global Hydrology and Climate Center (GHCC)]

M:
Mapping Water Use from Space - Webcast - Webcast of a talk at the Library of Congress. Martha Anderson, PhD., talks about using images from the Landsat satellite program to monitor water use and drought on U.S. farms. It is used to measure evapotranspiration, the total amount of water used in the process of growing crops. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

My Winter in Greenland and Summer in Antarctica - Webcast at Library of Congress by Dr. Lora Koenig.,Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory at NASA, speaking about experiences spending months on the ice in challenging darkness, temperatures and winds. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

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NIST Contributions to 2005 Hurricane Damage Study - A webpage describing NIST contributions to a multiagency study of damage from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Engineering Laboratory (EL)]

NIST Dallas Cowboys Practice Facility Collapse Investigation - A webpage describing the NIST investigation of the May 2, 2009, collapse of the Dallas Cowboys indoor practice facility in Irving, Texas. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Engineering Laboratory (EL)]

NIST Jarrell Tornado Investigation - A webpage describing the NIST investigation of the May 27, 1997, tornadoes in Jarrell, Texas, that led to the creation of the Enhanced Fujita scale for measuring tornado strength. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Engineering Laboratory (EL)]

NIST Joplin Tornado Investigation - A webpage describing the NIST investigation of the May 22, 2011, tornado that struck Joplin, Mo. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Engineering Laboratory (EL)]

NIST Wildland Fire Research Activities - A webpage with links to NIST research activities focused on mitigating the impacts of Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) wildfires. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Engineering Laboratory (EL)]

NOAA Climate Services Portal - Climate data and services to support research and public education [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)]

NOAA CoastWatch Central Operations - Makes satellite data products and in-situ data from NOAA environmental buoys available [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)]

NOAA's National Weather Service - Provides graphics to real-time weather information including local, national, world, and national warnings [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Weather Service (NWS)]

NWS Space Weather Prediction Center - Official source of space weather alerts and warnings [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Jointly operated with the U.S. Air Force, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric]

NWS Wind Chill Index - The NWS Windchill Temperature (WCT) index uses advances in science, technology, and computer modeling to provide an accurate, understandable, and useful formula for calculating the dangers from winter winds and freezing temperatures. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)]

NWS Winter Weather Safety and Awareness - Provides information about awareness, preparedness, and being safe in the snow, ice, cold, strong winds, and wind chill [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Weather Services]

National Atmospheric Deposition Program/National Trends Network (NADP/NTN) - Access data from a nationwide network of precipitation monitoring sites [Multiple agencies involved]

National Center for Atmospheric Research Digital Media Catalog - Images are available as individual color photos, B&W prints, and films and video including climate, clouds, pollution, equipment, and weather phenomena [U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)]

National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) - Locate current and historical weather data [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)]

National Data Buoy Center - Provides hourly observations from a network of ocean buoys [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Weather Service (NWS)]

National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) - Access geophysical data covering glaciology, marine geology and geophysics, paleoclimatology, solid earth geophysics, and habitat and ecosystems [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)]

National Hurricane Center - Issues watches, warnings, forecasts, and analyses of hazardous tropical weather [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)]

National Ice Core Laboratory - The U.S. National Ice Core Laboratory (NICL) is a facility in the Denver Federal Center, Colorado, for long-term storage, curating, and studying ice cores recovered from the polar regions of the world with information on public tours. [U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)]

National Integrated Drought Information System - The NIDIS Public Community provides comprehensive information on emerging and ongoing droughts, and enhances the nation's drought preparedness. [Multiple agencies involved]

National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) - Conducts research to improve accurate and timely forecasts and warnings of hazardous weather events such as blizzards, ice storms, flash floods, tornadoes, and lightning [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR)]

National Water Information System (NWISWeb) Data for the Nation - NWISweb homepage for the National Water Information System providing access to water-resources data collected at approximately 1.5 million sites in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico [U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)]

National Water and Climate Center (NWCC) - Develops and transfers water and climate information and technology [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)]

Natural Disasters: A Guide to Selected Resources - Science Reference Guide - A finding guide from the Library of Congress, Science Reference Services [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

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Observing the Living Oceans from Space. Webcast - A Webcast of a presentation by Gene Feldman, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

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Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) - Carries out interdisciplinary scientific investigations in oceanography and atmospheric science and offers access to its ocean data [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR)]

Paleoclimatology Data - Climate variability and climate change data, research, and information [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Climatic Data Center]

Peering Into the Storm: NASA's Exploration of Hurricanes - Webcast of a presentation at the Library of Congress by Dr. Scott A. Braun, research meteorologist, at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

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Ready.gov - Extreme Heat - Disaster preparedness for hazardous conditions related to extreme heat [U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)]

Record Group 27: Records of the Weather Bureau, 1735 - 1979 - National Archives' Archival Research Catalog description for Record Group 27: Records of the Weather Bureau, 1735 - 1979 [U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)]

Rip Current Safety - Overview, safety tips, forecasts, photos, headlines/saving lives, survivor stories, links, statistics, animation and glossary. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Weather Service (NWS)]

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San Francisco Bay Wind Patterns. - Real time and historic wind pattern data. [U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)]

Science and Technology at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Provides links to information about research in advanced defense technologies, energy, environment, biosciences, and basic sciences [U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)]

Storm Prediction Center (SPC) - Provides timely and accurate forecasts and watches for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes over the contiguous United States [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Weather Service (NWS)]

SunWise - The SunWise Program is an environmental and health education program that aims to teach children and their caregivers how to protect themselves from overexposure to the sun through the use of classroom-, school-, and community-based components. [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)]

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The Nature and Science of Autumn: Science Reference Guide - A research and finding aid from the Science Reference Service at the Library of Congress [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

Thunderstorms and Lightning - Facts about thunderstorms and lighting including ways to protect yourself during these types of disasters [U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)]

Tropical Atmosphere Ocean Project (TAO) - Real-time data from moored ocean buoys for improved detection, understanding and prediction of El Nino and La Nina [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)]

Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission - The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) is a joint mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) designed to monitor and study tropical rainfall. [National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)]

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United States Global Change Research Program - Coordinates and integrates federal research on changes in the global environment and their implications for society. [Multiple agencies involved]

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Visible Earth - A searchable directory of images, visualizations, and animations to the Earth [National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)]

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WINDandSEA - A gateway to oceanic and atmospheric issues [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)]

Weather & Climate - Provides information about weather and climate publications available for sale from the U.S. Government Bookstore [U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO)]

Weather Satellite Data - Interactively zoom and animate weather satellite imagery from multiple geostationary satellites from around the world [National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Global Hydrology and Climate Center (GHCC)]

Weather-Ready Nation - NOAA’s Weather-Ready Nation is about building community resilience in the face of increasing vulnerability to extreme weather and water events. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)]

Winter Storms & Extreme Cold - What to do before, during, and after winter storms and extreme cold [U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)]

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Geology Field Center - Site with links to projects of the field center of the Woods Hole Coastal Marine Geology Program on underwater areas between shorelines and the deep ocean, off the U.S. East Coast, the Gulf of Mexico, and in parts of the Caribbean and Great Lakes [U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)]