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NOAA Home Page http://www.noaa.gov Main Home Page for NOAA with links to NOAA projects and resources.
Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research http://www.oar.noaa.gov/ OAR conducts research in atmospheric, coastal, marine, and space sciences.
National Severe Storms Laboratory http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/ The people of NSSL, in partnership with the National Weather Service, are dedicated to improving severe weather warnings and forecasts in order to save lives and reduce property damage.
National Weather Service http://www.nws.noaa.gov/ Links to the latest weather, forecasts, warnings and more.
NASA Home Page http://www.nasa.gov Main Home Page for NASA with links to NASA projects and resources.

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research http://www.ucar.edu/ UCAR focuses on understanding the behavior of the atmosphere and related systems and the global environment.
National Center for Atmospheric Research http://www.ncar.ucar.edu/ NCAR conducts atmospheric and related research programs in collaboration with universities.

National Weather Service http://www.nws.noaa.gov/ Links to the latest weather, forecasts, warnings and more.
Goddard Space Flight Center http://pao.gsfc.nasa.gov/gsfc/welcome/welcome.htm This takes you directly to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center with links to hot topics, cool pics and science@nasa.
Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) http://trmm.gsfc.nasa.gov/ A joint mission between NASA and the National Space Development Agency (NASDA) of Japan designed to monitor and study tropical rainfall.
TRMM Kwajalein Field Experiment http://daac.gsfc.nasa.gov/www/
The NASA Kwajalein Experiment (KWAJEX) is a field observation campaign based at the Kwajalein Atoll Missile Range in the Marshall Islands to support TRMM.
Atlantic Oceanographic and Marine Laboratory http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/ The latest information on AOML's hurricane research including Frequently Asked Questions about hurricane and El Niņo.
National Hurricane Center http://www.nhc.noaa.gov The essential first site to know what's going on, with official forecasts from NOAA's National Hurricane Center in Miami.
Intermountain Precipitation Experiment (IPEX) http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/~schultz/ipex/ A field and research program designed to improve the understanding, analysis, and prediction of precipitation and precipitation processes in complex terrain.

Windows to the Universe http://www.windows.umich.edu The always excellent "Windows to the Universe" site provides a good explanation of the water cycle in its "Our Planet" section, under "Water and Life." 3 different learning levels are offered.
The Observatorium http://observe.arc.nasa.gov/nasa/earth/
How condensation, precipitation, infiltration, runoff and evapotranspiration work together to form Earth's hydrologic cycle. Animations, word search and an interactive quiz.
WW2010 http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/ guides/mtr/hyd/home.rxml Comprehensive overview of all stages in the water cycle for older students.

National Hurricane Center http://www.nhc.noaa.gov Latest official warnings, and general information about hurricanes.
Aircraft Operations Center http://www.aoc.noaa.gov/ If you want to find out more about the planes which our JOURNAL contributors fly into hurricanes, this is THE site for you. The "nc" stands for NOAA Corps, a great group of skilled and dedicated folks. This Aircraft Operations Center site has specs. on the planes, and lots of images to go with the words you've read here.
Institute for Business & Home Safety http://www.ibhs.org/ "Is your Home Protected from Hurricane Disaster: A Homeowner's Guide to Hurricane Retrofit" Prepared by the Institute for Business and Home Safety.
Weather Underground http://www.wunderground.com/tropical The ever-popular and invaluable WEATHER UNDERGROUND site, with an extensive set of links to maps, explanations and more.
Federal Emergency Management Agency Online Library http://www.fema.gov/library/prepandprev.shtm Links to all FEMA publications (including "Against the Wind") and preparedness guides.
University of Wisconsin, Madison http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/tropic/tropic.html Tropical storm website with latest warnings, information and for every part of the world.
The Observatorium http://observe.arc.nasa.gov/nasa/ earth/hurricane/splash.html Excellent animation showing how thunderstorms originating over Africa travel across the Atlantic, picking up energy from warm water, with some of them becoming hurricanes.

NOAA's El Niņo Theme Page http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/toga-tao/
Background information, including current ENSO status.
La Niņa Home page http://www.elnino.noaa.gov/lanina.html La Niņa Home page, explaining the human impact, forecasts and links to additional resources.
El Niņo http://airsea-www.jpl.nasa.gov/ ENSO/welcome.html El Niņo from NASA's satellite resources: the oceanographic, meteorological and biological viewpoint, plus animations and links.

NOAA Home Page http://www.noaa.gov Looking for information and additional links that discuss blizzards and Nor'Easters visit this site. It includes everything from the monstrous 26 state storm known as Superstorm '93 to the January 22, 2000 ice storm that hit the Southeast.
USA Today http://www.usatoday.com/weather/wwinter0.htm Excellent source for information on winter storms including a winter storm glossary, links to winter storm watches and warnings and other advisories, and the science of winter weather. "It's not over when the snow stops" explains the dangers that remain after the storm.