CE 374K Hydrology Atmospheric Water on the Web

 

Atmospheric Circulaton Explanation from University of Illinois, Dept of Atmospheric Sciences

 

http://ess.geology.ufl.edu/ess/Notes/AtmosphericCirculation/atmosphere.html

 

Animation of Monthly Sea Surface Temperature Fields

 

http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/dsdt/sst_ani.htm

 

Animation of Monthly Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies

 

http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/dsdt/anmsstani.htm

 

The temperature anomaly at a location is the difference between the current value and the long-term average value at that location

 

El Nino Southern Oscillation Simulation (ENSO)

 

ENSO is a phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean whereby on about an 11 year cycle the Eastern and Western sides of the ocean oscillate in temperature and elevation. This influences weather over North America and produces sustained flooding periods during the El Nino phase. El Nino = hot surface temperature, La Nina = cold surface temperature

 

http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/~jjb/anim.html

 

Saturated Vapor Pressure Definitions

 

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/kinetic/vappre.html#c1

 

 

Diurnal Variation in Relative Humidity

 

http://www.geog.umn.edu/faculty/klink/geog1425/images/humidity/humidity_daily_fluct.jpg

 

Vertical Temperature Profiling

 

For San Antonio http://orbit35i.nesdis.noaa.gov/goes/soundings/skewt/html/sanant.html

Map of places where temperature profiling is done

http://orbit-net.nesdis.noaa.gov/goes/soundings/skewt/html/skewtus.html

 

Explanation of SkewT Charts for Vertical Temperature Profiles

http://orbit-net.nesdis.noaa.gov/goes/soundings/skewt/html/skewtinf.html

 

Atmospheric Water Animation from the GOES Satellite (4hr)

The product displayed is the total atmospheric precipitable water vapor value. (Precipitable water is the amount of liquid water, in millimeters, if all the atmospheric water vapor in the column is condensed.) The value is color-coded with browns being the driest and reds being the most moist. Clouds are represented as a gray color (see the color bar at the bottom of the image).

http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/goes/realtime/anisnpw4.html

 

Precipitable Water Forecasts

 

http://grads.iges.org/pix/hemi.pw.html

 

Contour maps of precipitable water forecasts from NCEP. Values are in mm.