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Weather and Climate--Core Reference Materials

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Strategian is based in Iowa, USA, so there is some midwestern United States and agricultural focus to the sources of information listed below.

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Current:

Weather forecasts (and related information) --

Radar and satellite information --
Other climate information --
  • United States --
    • Iowa --
      • Iowa Ag Climate Network (a wide variety of climate information important to agriculture; Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa USA)
      • Iowa Soil Temperatures (maximum/minimum temperatures arranged by reporting station as of the previous day; Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa USA)
      • Iowa Soil Temperatures (by county as of the previous day; Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa USA)
      • Soil Moisture and Temperature (and other related information arranged by state; Soil Climate Analysis Network [SCAN], National Water and Climate Center, United States Department of Agriculture)
    • All states --
      • National Data Buoy Center (a variety of marine information; United States National Weather Service)
      • Soil Moisture and Temperature (and other related information arranged by state; Soil Climate Analysis Network [SCAN], National Water and Climate Center, United States Department of Agriculture)
      • Trends Online: A Compendium of Data on Global Change (synopses of frequently used time series of global-change data including atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane; measurements of greenhouse gases; estimates of global, regional, and national CO2 emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels, gas flaring, and the production of cement; long-term temperature records; and more; Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States Department of Energy)
      • Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (online since 1971; United States Department of Agriculture/United States Department of Commerce)
  • Other parts of the world --
    • National Data Buoy Center (a variety of marine information; United States National Weather Service)
    • Trends Online: A Compendium of Data on Global Change (synopses of frequently used time series of global-change data including atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane; measurements of greenhouse gases; estimates of global, regional, and national CO2 emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels, gas flaring, and the production of cement; long-term temperature records; and more; Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States Department of Energy)

Historical:
  • United States --
    • Iowa --
      • Iowa Ag Climate Network (a wide variety of climate information--for Iowa--important to agriculture; Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa USA)
      • Iowa Environmental Mesonet Climodat Interface (a variety of climate information for cities back to 1951; Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa USA)
        • More historical Iowa weather information (arranged by city; daily temperature and precipitation back--in some cases--to 1893; Iowa Environmental Mesonet, Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa USA)
      • Record of Climatological Observations (arranged by state and then city or area; basically temperature and precipitation information extending back--in some cases--into the 1800's; NCDC, NOAA, United States Department of Commerce; access may only be cost-free by going through edu Internet address)
      • Soil moisture and temperature (and other related information arranged by state; Soil Climate Analysis Network [SCAN], National Water and Climate Center, United States Department of Agriculture)
      • Storm Events database (arranged by state, county, and then type of storm; information extends back--in some cases--to 1950)
    • All states --
      • National Climatic Data Center [NCDC] (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [NOAA], United States Department of Commerce)
      • National Data Buoy Center (a variety of marine information; United States National Weather Service)
      • Soil moisture and temperature (and other related information arranged by state; Soil Climate Analysis Network [SCAN], National Water and Climate Center, United States Department of Agriculture)
      • Trends Online: A Compendium of Data on Global Change (synopses of frequently used time series of global-change data including atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane; measurements of greenhouse gases; estimates of global, regional, and national CO2 emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels, gas flaring, and the production of cement; long-term temperature records; and more; Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States Department of Energy)
      • Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (online since 1971; United States Department of Agriculture/United States Department of Commerce)
  • Other parts of the world --
    • NNDC Climate Data Online (arranged by region or country; precipitation and surface information; NCDC, NOAA, United States Department of Commerce)
    • Trends Online: A Compendium of Data on Global Change (synopses of frequently used time series of global-change data including atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane; measurements of greenhouse gases; estimates of global, regional, and national CO2 emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels, gas flaring, and the production of cement; long-term temperature records; and more; Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States Department of Energy)
    • Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin (online since 1971; United States Department of Agriculture/United States Department of Commerce)

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