Climate Science

Here are some great resources on the basics of climate. Click the links below to view them:

What is climate anyway? Learn about climate.

This is the most comprehensive FAQ I’ve found. It’s your tax dollars at work, so check it out.

I think this tutorial is only “easy” if you’re already have a basic understanding of the climate system, but give it a try: CO2 in six easy steps

This one is my favorite, but it’s pretty advanced: http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2007/05/start-here/

Prefer pictures? Try this!


I can’t talk about climate without talking about El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO). Clearly, I’m not alone in this.

There is now an ENSO blog:

http://www.climate.gov/news-features/department/8443/all

The most comprehensive list of resources on ENSO that I know:

http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/elnino/nino-home.html

It is unlikely that I would have survived grad school without it.

An excellent overview:

http://www.ucar.edu/communications/factsheets/elnino/

And here’s an interview I did in which I talk about ENSO:

http://ia600708.us.archive.org/35/items/NecsEconewsReport62112BethWernerInterviewsDr.DeborahTillinger/062112-Beth-Tillinger-oceancirculation.mp3

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