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SECTION 1



CLIMATE




What's the difference between weather and climate?


Weather is what the forecasters on the TV news predict each day.
They tell people about the temperature, cloudiness, humidity,
and whether a storm is likely in the next few days. Thats weather!
It is the mix of events that happens each day in our atmosphere.
Weather is not the same everywhere. It may be hot and sunny in one
part of the world, but freezing and snowy in another.


Climate is the average weather in a place over many years. While
the weather can change in just a few hours, climate takes hundreds,
thousands, even millions of years to change.



Climate
https://eo.ucar.edu/kids/green/what1.htm



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Climate
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate




Climatology
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climatology




History of
Climate Change Science

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_climate_change_science




Kppen
Climate
Classification

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%B6ppen_climate_classification




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SECTION 2



CLIMATE
ZONES




Building America determines building practices based on climate zones
to achieve the most energy savings in a home. This page offers some
general guidelines on the definitions of the various climate regions
based on heating degree-days, average temperatures, and precipitation.
You can also view the Guide to Determining Climate Regions by County.



Hot-Humid

A hot-humid climate is generally defined as a region that receives more
than 20 in. (50 cm) of annual precipitation and where one or both of the
following occur:

A 67F (19.5C) or higher wet bulb temperature for 3,000 or more hours
during the warmest 6 consecutive months of the year; or

A 73F (23C) or higher wet bulb temperature for 1,500 or more hours
during the warmest 6 consecutive months of the year.



Mixed-Humid

A mixed-humid climate is generally defined as a region that receives
more than 20 in. (50 cm) of annual precipitation, has approximately
5,400 heating degree days (65F basis) or fewer, and where the average
monthly outdoor temperature drops below 45F (7C) during the winter
months.



Hot-Dry

A hot-dry climate is generally defined as a region that receives
less than 20 in. (50 cm) of annual precipitation and where the
monthly average outdoor temperature remains above 45F (7C)
throughout the year.



Mixed-Dry

A mixed-dry climate is generally defined as a region that receives less
than 20 in. (50 cm) of annual precipitation, has approximately 5,400
heating degree days (65F basis) or less, and where the average monthly
outdoor temperature drops below 45F (7C) during the winter months.



Cold

A cold climate is generally defined as a region with approximately 5,400
heating degree days (65F basis) or more and fewer than approximately
9,000 heating degree days (65F basis).



Very-Cold

A very cold climate is generally defined as a region with approximately
9,000 heating degree days (65F basis) or more and fewer than approximately
12,600 heating degree days (65F basis).



Subarctic

A subarctic climate is generally defined as a region with approximately
12,600 heating degree days (65 basis) or more.



Marine

A marine climate is generally defined as a region that meets all of the
following criteria:

A mean temperature of coldest month between 27F (-3C) and 65F (18C)

A warmest month mean of less than 72F (22C)

At least 4 months with mean temperatures more than 50F (10C)

A dry season in summer. The month with the heaviest precipitation in the
cold season has at least three times as much precipitation as the month
with the least precipitation in the rest of the year. The cold season is
October through March in the Northern Hemisphere and April through
September in the Southern Hemisphere.



Climate Zones
https://www.energy.gov/eere/buildings/climate-zones



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SECTION 3



CLIMATE
LINKS




Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC)
http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/

Causes | Facts Climate Change
http://climate.nasa.gov/causes

Climate Central
http://www.climatecentral.org/

Climate Change Science
http://epa.gov/climatechange/science/index.html

Climate Charts
https://climatecharts.net/

Climate: Data and charts for world and US locations
http://www.climate-charts.com/index.html

Climate Diagnostics Center
http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/

Climate index and mode information
http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/climate.html

Climate Investigations Center
https://climateinvestigations.org/

Climate Prediction Center
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov

Climate Science Resources
http://www.nsta.org/climate/



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Climate Science Watch
http://www.climatesciencewatch.org/

Climate Zones
https://www.factmonster.com/dk/encyclopedia/earth/climate-zones

Climate Zones
https://www.climate-zone.com/

Clouds R Us.com
http://cloudsrus.com

A current view of the Bering Sea Ecosystem and Climate
http://www.beringclimate.noaa.gov/

Drought Monitor
http://drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html

Earth & Climate News
http://www.sciencedaily.com/news/earth_climate/

The Earth's climate
http://www.cnrs.fr/climate

Encyclopedia of the Atmospheric Environment
http://www.ace.mmu.ac.uk/eae/

Extreme Weather and Climate Events
http://lwf.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/severeweather/extremes.html



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Factors Affecting Weather & Climate
https://sciencing.com/factors-affecting-weather-climate-5270471.html

Global Climate Change and Global Warming
http://climate.nasa.gov/scientific-consensus/

Global Climate Data
http://www.everyspec.com/MIL-HDBK/MIL-HDBK-0300-0499/MIL_HDBK_310_1851/

Global Climate Monitor
http://www.globalclimatemonitor.org

Historical Climatology.com
http://historicalclimatology.com

Hurricane Guide
http://www2.tbo.com/hurricane-guide/

Intellicast.com
http://www.intellicast.com/

International Climate Science Coalition ICSC
http://www.climatescienceinternational.org/

IPCC Data Distribution Centre
http://www.ipcc-data.org

KNMI Climate Explorer
http://climexp.knmi.nl

NASA's Climate change and global warming portal
https://climate.nasa.gov/



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National Hurricane Center
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

NOAA Climate Services Portal
http://www.climate.gov

NOAA State of the Climate
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/

NOAA Tsunami
http://www.tsunami.noaa.gov/

NOAA Weather Service
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/national.php

Online Meteorology Guide
http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/home.rxml

Paris Climate Conference
http://www.cop21paris.org/

Scientific skepticism
http://www.skepticalscience.com/

SciJinks Weather Laboratory
http://scijinks.jpl.nasa.gov/weather/

Societal Aspects of Weather
http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/socasp/

Stuff in the Air
https://www.stuffintheair.com/

Sunpreview annual and global weather project
http://www.sunpreview.com

United Nations Climate Change Portal
http://www.un.org/climatechange

Weather Channel
http://www.weather.com/

Weather Glossary (National Weather Service)
http://w1.weather.gov/glossary/

Weather Underground
http://www.wunderground.com/

what is climate?
https://www.cropsreview.com/what-is-climate.html



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CLIMATE
NOAA

https://www.climate.gov/




USDA
Hardiness
Zone
Finder

https://garden.org/nga/zipzone/




International
Disaster
Database

http://www.emdat.be/




The Encyclopedia of Life
http://eol.org/




Weather Almanac
http://www.weatherexplained.com/




World Economic Forum
https://www.weforum.org/




Inhabitat
http://inhabitat.com/




Marine Species
(WoRMS)

http://www.marinespecies.org/




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WATER
http://www.waterencyclopedia.com/




APPROPEDIA
SUSTAINABILITY
INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

http://www.appropedia.org/




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