Environment > Climate/Weather
NOAA site with global, national, and regional maps that address all aspects of the climate, including climate change, climate variability, and climate projections. Resources include an integrated map application, Climate Watch magazine, assessment reports, factsheets, and library, among others.
NOAA National Data Buoy Center
The National Buoy Center’s links are categorized into NOAA websites, meteorological and oceanographic websites, university websites, and other links. Diverse data are available, including data on fisheries, sea level, and coastal ecosystems, among others.
NOAA National Weather Service > Alaska Region Headquarters
The Alaska Region page offers marine hazards, public hazards, surface analysis, satellite and radar maps that are updated daily. Additional resources include specialized forecasts, climate data and information, weather data, weather safety, and pages dedicated to specialty topics such as hydrology and fire weather.
NOAA National Weather Service > Arctic Weather Support
Arctic Weather Support offers marine hazards, public hazards, surface analysis, satellite and radar maps that are updated daily. Additional resources include specialized forecasts, climate data and information, weather data, weather safety, and pages dedicated to specialty topics such as hydrology and fire weather.
US National Ice Center > IMS Products
A multi-agency operational center, NIC provides snow and ice products and services to meet the strategic, operations, and tactical requirements of the United States. Resources include polar ice extent graphs, ice analysis products, and KML files. IMS products include ice extent charts for regions across the Arctic and the Northern Hemisphere.
Arctic Change presents recent indicators that describe the present state of the Arctic climate and ecosystem. Content is divided into climate, global, land, marine ecosystem, ice and human categories, and further specialized subcategories. Further resources include a table of indicators and a news section.
Arctic Report Card: Update for 2012
The Report Card has been compiled annually since 2006 and is a peer-reviewed source for environmental information on the current state of the Arctic relative to historical records. The 2012 Report Card is divided into main categories such as the atmosphere, marine ecosystem, and terrestrial cryosphere, and further populated with multiple subcategories.
Arctic Climate Research at the University of Illinois
A portal to the recent research related to Arctic climate and climate change at the Department of Atmospheric Sciences of the University of Illinois, the site provides papers, assessments, datasets infrared maps, and other resources.
US Arctic Research Commission > US Arctic Research Policy
Special issue on changes in the Arctic Ocean for the 2007-2009 International Polar Year. US Arctic Policy and the accelerated loss of Arctic sea ice are addressed.
NASA Global Climate Change
NASA site dedicated to climate change and its ramifications on the environment. Interactive data is available for the Arctic Sea ice minimum, carbon dioxide, sea levels, global temperature, and sea ice. Additional resources include topic-specific interactive viewers, explorers, and pages, as well as imagery and videos.
Scenarios Network for Alaska and Arctic Planning (SNAP)
Downscaled historical and projected GCM climate data for Alaska and Western Canada. Features of the site include tools for charts and mapping and variables include temperature, precipitation, fire, vegetation, and permafrost.
Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH)
A system-scale, cross-disciplinary, long-term arctic research program focuses on addressing climate change and its impact on the Arctic.