The following is a listing of Meteorological Education Links that we find useful.
Note: The NWA does not endorse any of the commercial companies represented in this listing.
- National Weather Service (NWS) Offices offer local weather data and forecasts tailored for the region they serve.
- The NWA's List of External Weather Links
- Great Visualization of Atmosphere Flow (and the Jet Stream)
- The Weather Calculator
Colleges and Universities Offering Degrees in Meteorology or Atmospheric Sciences:
- NWA's Current Extensive Listing of Colleges and Universities
- Research Opportunities for Undergraduates
- World Meteorological Organization booklet on A Career in Meteorology
- AMS All About Careers in Meteorology Page
- Careers in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- Careers in the National Weather Service
- NOAA/NSSL describes Career Options for Meteorologists
- USAJOBS Federal Pathways for Students & Recent Graduates
- UCAR program; Significant Opportunities for Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS)
- Careers in Atmospheric Sciences from the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
- For additional information and networking opportunities, view Annual Meetings and upcoming Events.
- Mentor Opportunities and Job Listings are available on the member portal.
Other Related Sources Related Earth Science Data:
- NASA images from nearly 50 years of manned Spaceflight.
- Earth Photos – Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth (over 600,000 images of Earth!!)
Meteorological Educational Links:
- If you're interested in seeking a meteorology degree, here is a brief overview of educational requirements. More details on the requirements for government meteorologists can be found at the Office of Personnel Management website.
- AMS K–13 Education Initiatives
- NOAA/NASA web site all about weather and Earth science. We really like this!!
- So - You Want to be a Meteorologist? Parents and Students Need to Watch this Video!
- PLAN!T NOW – The Young Meteorologist Program is a free online computer game that educates and empowers children in grades K-8 about severe-weather science, weather confidence and safety. PLAN!T NOW was the 2012 recipient of NWA's Public Education Award
- National Weather Service's (NWS) Outreach and Public Education Web Page
- NWS's Southern Region's Project Jet Stream – Online School for Weather
- e-Missions™ – Simulated, problem-based, learning adventures delivered right into the classroom via distance learning technology!
- Miami Museum of Science – All types of hands-on activities for your classroom
- University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign – Dept of Atmospheric Science – Weather World 2010
- The Weather Underground's Educational Resource Page
- Science Project Ideas
- Atmospheric Optics – Rainbows, halos, glories, coronas and many more pictures of the visual spectacles in our atmosphere explained
- NASA Programs:
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Updated: October 9, 2017