Glossaries and Codes

WMO International Cloud Atlas

AMS - American Meteorological Society - a massive (often technical) glossary with 12,000+ terms
US National Weather Service - NOAA

SYNOP code - interpretation guide, including present weather codes and cloud type codes
Surface Weather Plot Symbols - NOAA

Temperature, Dewpoint or Relative Humidity calculator

Articles and Publications

MetService Blog

Te Ara: Encyclopedia of NZ - Climate and Atmosphere

AMS Journals Online - American Meteorological Society

Nature - International weekly journal of science

[see also the Seasonal & Climate page for more climate change/global warming links]


LINZ Topographic Maps - including 1:250,000 and 1:50,000 scale maps of New Zealand
LINZ Marine Charts
New Zealand Topographic Map ( - with a nice search and coord tool

Koordinates - a wealth of GIS map data for overlay on a Google Map with free downloads

NZ Council maps - via LGNZ

NZ Mountain Passes and Roads map containing markers and summit heights via Weather Geek

Map Tools

Measure distance between two points via Free Map Tools, see also their how far is it between tool
Earth curve calculator
Draw radius circles on a map, similar service via Free Map Tools
Map Tunneller - Antipodes Map, also similar via Free Map Tools
The True Size of - compare country sizes

Convert Lat/Long in Deg/Min/Sec to/from Decimal