About this site
For a number of
years our librarians perceived a need on campus for a site that
would bring together in one place, Internet resources on climate and
weather. In early 2000
our proposal to meet this need became Fogler Librarys first
designated project of the Digital Library.
Developed over a nine-month period, it is intended to serve
as a virtual library of annotated links to climate and weather
Internet resources that will serve students, faculty, and staff of
the University of Maine. Additional,
we have included sites that will be of interest to the K-12
education community as well as the general public.
The site is broken
down into six broad categories of information: Climate Data;
Education; Environments; Global Climate Change; Maps and Images; and
presented within these categories were selected to met the needs of
University of Maine students, faculty, and staff -- based on
reference questions and conversations with selected members of the
University community that have a research interest in climate and
Data: Many of the sites in
this category were developed, and are maintained by NOAA.
This category includes many K-12 sites that include lesson plans. Users will also find links to college and university sites
that offer extensive listing of climate and weather education sites.
Environments is presented in three areas: Atmosphere,
Cold Regions, and Oceans. Each of these environments has its own
listing of resources.
Because of keen interest in this subject area, we included it
as a category. This
page has links to the full text of five Congressional Research
Briefs issued in the past two years.
The Maps and Images page is presented in three sections:
Weather Maps, Radar Images, and Satellite Images.
Most of the sites represent various NOAA resources.
Our Resources page is presented in seven sections:
Maine Weather; U.S. and Canadian Weather; Climatological
Societies; Dictionaries and Glossaries; Directories; Indexes and
Abstracts; and Virtual Libraries.
Each section provides links to these named topics.
Note that if you are conducting a literature search on a
weather or climate related topic, start with the Indexes and
Abstracts page which provides links to both, web based resources
available to the public and those resources available only to the
University of Maine community.
through the top level page, users can access what we call Quick
Links to those sites of a ready reference nature:
Current weather in Maine, Canada, and the U.S., Weather Cams,
Weather in the News, and Weather Calculators and Tide Tables.
The site should be
viewed as a work in progress.
It will consequently be revised and updated on a regular
basis. At the bottom of
each page of resources is the name (with e-mail address) of the
person responsible for the development and maintenance of the page. If you have questions about a particular resource or you
would like to suggest a resource for inclusion please contact the
listed librarian. General
questions about the site or reference questions about climate and
weather resources should be directed to Jim Bird, Science &
The members of the
Fogler Library Climate and Weather Resources Team are:
Science & Engineering Center, Librarian
Steve Galbraith, Social Sciences & Humanities Reference
Frank Wihbey, Government Documents & Microforms Dept. Head,
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