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USA Today - How Weather Works DLESE Reviewed Collection
This is a very extensive site, providing backround information about virtually all aspects of weather. Topics include: the role of the sun; wind; storms and fronts; forms of water; flood and droughts; snow and ice; lightning, thunderstorms and tornadoes; hurricanes; the sky; weather prediction; climate change; weather extremes; and a bibliography of other resources. Within each topic are several brief articles about a specific weather-related phenomena, typically accompanied by excellent illustrations or animations.
Intended for grade levels:
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Photograph
    • Video
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Atmospheric science
  • Climatology
  • Environmental science
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
RealPlayer plug-in
Flash player
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2003 USA TODAY
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-152
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: USA Today