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TEMPERATURE AND CLOUDS

Arctic Report Card: Update for 2012 > Air Temperature, Atmospheric Circulation and Clouds
http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/reportcard/temperature_clouds.html  
This part of the Arctic Report Card addresses typical atmospheric conditions over the central Arctic in 2011 and 2012, as well as three severe weather events in the same period. The men annul surface temperature and seasonal air temperatures are also discussed.

International Arctic Research Center (IARC) Data Archive
http://climate.iarc.uaf.edu/geonetwork/srv/en/main.home
The IARC Data Archive contains datasets, case studies, conference proceedings, papers, and model outputs  related to climate change and related topics.

International Arctic Systems for Observing the Atmosphere
http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/iasoa  
IASOA advances coordinated research objectives from independent pan-Arctic atmospheric observatories. Resources on the site include datasets, a data portal, observatories, and a news section.

International Arctic Systems for Observing the Atmosphere > Data at a Glance
http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/iasoa/dataataglance
The IASOA Data at a Glance page provides a quick look at the measurements and specialized instruments that are available at the IASOA observatories. Measurements are available for each observatory in categories that include precipitation, snow depth, radiation, and black carbon.

NOAA's nowCoast
http://nowcoast.noaa.gov
NowCoast is a mapping tool that uses real-tile coastal observations and NOAA forecasts. Mapping layers include in situ station observations and remote sensor observations, meteorological and oceanographic analyses, model nowcast/forecast guidance, and hazard watches and warnings, among others.

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GREENHOUSE GASES

Arctic Report Card: Update for 2012 > Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and Methane (CH4)
http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/reportcard/greenhouse_gases.html
The Update for 2012 presents findings that include global increases in greenhouse gases from human sources rising and the net presence of methane and carbon dioxide in the Arctic.

NASA > Global Climate Change > Carbon Dioxide Concentration
http://climate.jpl.nasa.gov/key_indicators#co2
Carbon Dioxide concentration is presented through graphs and an analysis. Resources include infrared time lapse and a dataset.

National Environment Research Council (NERC) Arctic Research Programme >
Methane and Other Greenhouse Gases in the Arctic
http://www.arctic.ac.uk/mamm
A program led by the British government to understand current and simulate future methane emissions. Resources include an interactive layered map of all projects and detailed descriptions of all projects and initiatives.

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OZONE AND RADIATION

Arctic Climate Impact Assessment > Chapter 5. Ozone and Ultraviolet Radiation
http://www.acia.uaf.edu/PDFs/ACIA_Science_Chapters_Final/ACIA_Ch05_Final.pdf
Chapter Five of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment Report focuses on all aspects of the ozone and ultraviolet radiation. Topics addressed include the factors affecting Arctic ozone variability and surface ultraviolet radiation levels and long-term change in ozone and ultraviolet radiation levels in the Arctic.

Arctic Report Card: Update for 2012 > Ozone and UV Radiation
http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/reportcard/ozone_uv.html
Part of the Arctic Report Card that addresses the ozone and ultraviolet radiation. Findings address temperatures and ozone concentrations in the Arctic stratosphere, as well as the implications of below-average ozone concentrations for ultraviolet radiation levels.

International Arctic Research Center (IARC) Data Archive
http://climate.iarc.uaf.edu/geonetwork/srv/en/main.home
The IARC Data Archive contains datasets, case studies, conference proceedings, papers, and model outputs  related to climate change and related topics.

NOAA Arctic Theme Page > UV Radiation: The Unexplored Threat to the Arctic
http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/essay_weatherhead.html
Article that addresses the recent change in intensity of UVB radiation in the Arctic and its associated implications. Arctic sensitivity to ultraviolet radiation and expectations for the future are discussed.

The Ozone Hole > Arctic Ozone
http://www.theozonehole.com/arcticozone.htm
Maps, graphs, and articles that explore the potential and implications of an Arctic ozone hole. Additional resources include imagery, videos, and a news section.

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NORTHERN LIGHTS (Aurora Borealis)

NOAA Arctic Theme Page > Northern Lights and Noctilucent Clouds
http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/lights.html  
A collection of Northern Lights and Noctilucent Clouds links by NOAA. Links originate from government agencies, universities, and private pages such as the European Space Agency, NASA, and the Universities of Tromso and Alaska.

NOAA National Weather Service, Space Weather Prediction Center > Auroral Activity Extrapolated from NOAA POES
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/pmap
Extrapolated aurora activity on infrared maps. Maps and data are available for both the northern and the southern hemispheres, along with recent data plots, movies, and background information.

NOAA National Weather Service, Space Weather Prediction Center > Tips on Viewing the Aurora
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/Aurora/index.html
NOAA tips and hints for viewing the Aurora Borealis. Explanations of the KP Index and the NOAA POES Auroral activity levels and examples of KP maps are among the resources.

NOAA Office of Satellite Operations > Polar Operational Environmental Satellite (POES)
http://www.oso.noaa.gov/poes
The homepage of POES, with resources divided into the services, products, and operations categories. International agreements, POES/GOES information, and imagery are also available.

University of Alaska Fairbanks, Geophysical Institute > Daily Aurora Forecast
http://www.gi.alaska.edu/AuroraForecast
Daily Aurora forecasts, consisting of infrared maps and a visibility scale of 0 through 10. Forecast interpretation, aurora forum, external links, and mobile applications are also available.

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