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Browse Weather and Climate Resources

Browse Weather and Climate Resources

Real World: Monitoring Earth's Energy Budget with CERES
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Learn how NASA uses a data-collecting sensor, Clouds and Earth’s Radiant Energy System, or CERES, to study clouds and make accurate measurements of energy leaving Earth.
Real World: Hurricane Hunters
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This NASA video segment focuses on how scientists use satellites to collect data. These sets of data are then analyzed and used to predict storms.
Launchpad: Global Warming - How Humans are Affecting Our Planet
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Learn how the greenhouse effect keeps more of the sun's heat and energy within Earth's atmosphere causing temperatures on Earth to rise. This video explains the effect warmer temperatures are playing on Earth.
Real World: JASON-2 thumbnail
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Learn how the satellite, Jason 2, is able to use radar waves to determine the height of sea levels and evaluate the effects of global warming.
CERES Thumbnail
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Learn how scientists use a satellite called CERES to study the clouds and monitor Earth's climate changes.
Screenshot of Irene
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Hurricane Irene's impact in New England shows that tropical cyclones can greatly affect regions outside the view of TRMM. The GPM mission will build upon TRMM's legacy by examining a larger swath of Earth with more sensitive instruments.
NASA climate Kids logo
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An educational website with activities, resources, and games to teach kids of all ages about Earth's systems, water cycle, weather and climate.
Diagram of Hurricane formation.
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Hurricanes are the most awesome, violent storms on Earth. People call these storms by other names, such as typhoons or cyclones, depending on where they occur. Whatever they are called, tropical cyclones all form the same way.
NDVI plot of the Earth for June 2004
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For a selected location, the student will investigate possible relationships between the vegetation index, the precipitation, and the surface temperature data over several years' time. Using that information, the student will predict the climate type...
Robbie Hood in an airplane
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This month's NASA Earth Explorer explains what it's like to be face-to-face with one of nature's most powerful storms.

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