Seasonal Forecasts and Climate Change

Historical Data and Indicators

NIWA - National Climate Centre - with daily climate maps, also climate summaries
NIWA NZ Drought Monitor - map and graphs
NIWA - Climate Data (Education & Training) - incl. extremes
NIWA CliFlo - The National Climate Database
NIWA HIRDS - High Intensity Rainfall Design System - includes rainfall return periods
NIWA - Environmental Information Services

NOAA State of the Climate - incl links to global info (eg lastest Global analysis)
NOAA ESRL Climate Indices: Monthly Atmospheric and Ocean Time Series
NASA GISS Surface Temperature Analysis - incl global anomaly charts

MEI - Multivariate ENSO Index - via NOAA ESRL PSD
ENSO - BoM Outlook and Wrap-Up
ENSO disgnostic discussion - from NOAA CPC

SOI - Southern Oscillation Index - graph and archive of tabular data via BoM
SOI - Southern Oscillation Index - data table since 1950 via NOAA ESRL PSD

NINO 3.4 - east/central tropical Pacific SST - data table since 1950 via NOAA ESRL PSD
NINO 3.4 based ONI - cold and warm episodes by season via NOAA CPC

OLR - Outgoing Longwave Radiation - many plots (incl totals and anomalies) via NOAA ESRL PSD
SST - many plots (incl totals and anomalies) via NOAA ESRL PSD


Seasonal and Climate Forecasts

MetService - Rural Monthly Outlook seasonal outlook for the coming month

NIWA - current NZ Climate Update and Sesonal Climate Outlook for the next three months

BoM - Climate Model Summary with global climate model forecasts and long-range SST outlook

SubX - Subseasonal Forecasts - with static or customisable maps

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Climate Info, Publications and Commentary

IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - with links to Working Groups and previous reports

AMS Journals Online - American Meteorological Society

Nature - International weekly journal of science

NOAA - US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

British Antarctic Survey - a component of the Natural Environment Research Council


News and Blogs

RealClimate - "Climate science by climate scientists" - an excellent commentary site
» with a useful "start here" page with lots of links to get you up to speed on climate change

Skeptical Science - Getting skeptical about global warming skepticism

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution the Clouds Climate Science


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