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Global Climate Animations DLESE Reviewed Collection
The Global Climate Animations site contains animations of the Earth's climate system for educational and research purposes. The animations show the climatology of the seasonal cycle for selected climate variables for the time period 1959-1997, based on data from the NCEP/NCAR 40-Year Reanalysis Project. The individual frames in each animation show the map pattern of the long-term monthly averages for a particular climate variable, and reveal the temporal and spatial variations in that variable over the seasonal cycle.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Atmospheric science
  • Climatology
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Physical geography
Technical requirements:
Animations are presented as both animated .gif files, and as Flash animations with controls.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright Department of Geography, University of Oregon
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-001-774
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dr Jacqueline J. Shinker
Department of Geography
University of Wyoming

Contributor: Mr Jason Rahn
University of Oregon, Department of Geography

Principal Investigator: Dr Patrick J. Bartlein
University of Oregon, Department of Geography