Weather Maps and Images
Climate Data and Weather Observations (National Centers for Environmental Information)
Get data and maps on climatology & extreme events and surface, upper air, and marine data.
A source of timely and authoritative scientific data and information about climate, including maps and data.
Flood maps and Flood insurance studies (FEMA)
Available online from FEMA’s Map Service Center (MSC) via “The FEMA Flood Map Store.” (Click the icon in the left navigation bar. Retrieve items by searching by state, county, or community name, or by navigating a map.) The MSC is one of a suite of online services planned to expedite the dissemination of FEMA’s flood map and insurance products. MSC products include: Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps, Flood Insurance Rate Maps, Flood Insurance Study reports, Digital Q3 flood data, Community Status Book, Flood Map Status Information Service, Letters of Map Change, and NFIP Insurance Manuals.
Global Climate Change
Produced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration through Climate.gov. The section “Maps & Data” includes a Dataset Gallery, Snapshots of climate maps such as Drought Monitors, Severe Weather Climatology, Monthly Temperature Outlook, Average Monthly Temperatures. and more. There is also a GIS Data Locator, and a variety of charts and graphs.
Hurricane and Tropical Storm Tracking for the Atlantic & Pacific Oceans
The Storm Track system receives weather data from the US National Weather Service via satellite. The system creates an entry for each tropical depression, storm, or hurricane when the National Weather Service begins issuing advisories.
National Weather Service
The National Weather Service provides an interactive map of the United States. Users may access information about active alerts, forecast maps, radar, current conditions, satellite images, air quality, and more. Also available are links to information about the climate, droughts, records, astronomical data, certified weather data, aviation, international weather, and much more.
The NOAA Weather Page (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
Includes links to a number of other weather-related services around the world which use weather information derived from NOAA products.
OSEI (Operational Significant Event Imagery) (NOAA Satellite and Information Services)
“The Operational Significant Event Imagery team produces high-resolution, detailed imagery of significant environmental events which are visible in remotely-sensed data available at the NOAA Science Center in Suitland, Maryland.” OSEI products include multi-channel color composite imagery and animations. Images are organized by topic: Current events, Dust storms, Fires, Floods, Icebergs, Ocean, Severe weather, Snow cover, Storms, Tropical cyclones, Unique imagery, and Volcanoes. Archive files are included.
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Updated: May 2019 by Kimberly Wirth (Coordinator of Information Literacy/Research Librarian).