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The following bibliography was compiled by Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS) library staff, with contributions and input from the ISWS climatology and meteorology staff. It contains select materials for use by researchers, practitioners, instructors, and students in the field. A few nontechnical sources have been included for the general public. The bibliography is limited to materials that are in English and can be obtained at either the ISWS Library or at one of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) libraries. The list of journals and newsletters represents a comprehensive look at ISWS Library's collection, and includes some public domain online journals. However, the books highlighted represent only a small sampling of the Library's very large collection of materials on climate, meteorology, and related global climate change studies, including government documents, conference proceedings, textbooks, glossaries, monographs, CDs, and videos. Call numbers are given when available. Unless otherwise noted, these publications are in the collection of the ISWS Library. All citations are arranged alphabetically by title within each category. A complete list of ISWS journals is also available. Additional resources may be found on the ISWS Weather and Climate Links page or obtained from the UIUC Department of Atmospheric Sciences.

Journals and Newsletters
Books
Local, State and Regional Data
Websites

Journals and Newsletters

Links to information about journal holdings at ISWS and UIUC are accessible from "Location" at the end of each journal annotation.

Atmosphere-Ocean
"A medium for the publication of the results of original research, survey articles, notes, and comments on published papers in all fields of the atmospheric, oceanographic, and hydrological sciences. Articles may be in either English or French." Contributors are not necessarily members of the society or Canadian.
Publisher: Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
Issues Per Year: 4
Online:
1978-present http://www.cmos.ca/pubs.html (abstracts only)
Location:
ISWS; UIUC Map & Geography Library (1978 v.16 - present)

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
"(ACP) is an international scientific journal dedicated to the publication and public discussion of high quality studies investigating the Earth's atmosphere and the underlying chemical and physical processes. It covers the altitude range from the land and ocean surface up to the turbopause, including the troposphere, stratosphere and mesosphere.
The main subject areas comprise atmospheric modelling, field measurements, remote sensing, and laboratory studies of gases, aerosols, clouds and precipitation, isotopes, radiation, dynamics, biosphere interactions, and hydrosphere interactions (for details see Editorial Subject Areas thru linked site). The manuscript types considered for peer-reviewed publication are research articles, review articles, technical notes and commentaries/replies."
Publisher:European Geosciences Union
Issues per year: appx. six
Online:
2001-present in UIUC Electronic Journals (acess limited to UIUC affiliates)

Atmospheric Environment
"The main aim ... is to provide a scientific understanding of the consequences of natural and human-induced perturbations on the Earth's atmosphere. Areas covered include but are not limited to air pollution research and its applications, air quality and its effects, dispersion and transport, deposition, biospheric-atmospheric exchange, global atmospheric chemistry, radiation and climate."
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Issues Per Year: 6, plus Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct and Dec
Online:
1967-1989 in UIUC Electronic Journals (access limited to UIUC affiliates)
Location:
ISWS
; UIUC Chemistry Library (1967 v.1 - 1988 v.22); UIUC Grainger Engineering Library (1967 v.1 - 1989 v.23)

Atmospheric Research
Deals "with the part of the atmosphere where meteorological events occur. ...[from] the earth surface to the tropopause, ... [with] special emphasis ... [on] the physics of clouds and precipitation, i.e.[,] atmospheric aerosols, microphysical processes, cloud dynamics and thermodynamics, numerical simulation of cloud processes, clouds and radiation, meso- and macrostructure of clouds and cloud systems, and weather modification."
Publisher: Elsevier Science B.V., Netherlands
Issues Per Year: 4
Formerly: Journal de Recherches Atmospheriques (1963-1985), and
Bulletin de L'observatoire (1953-1962)
Online:
1986-present in UIUC Electronic Journals (access limited to UIUC affiliates)
Location:
ISWS

Australian Meteorological Magazine
Contains "original contributions in meteorology and closely allied fields with emphasis on the meteorology of the Australian region and the southern hemisphere."
Publisher: Australian Government Publishing Service for the Australian Bureau of Meteorology
Issues Per Year:
4
Online:
no
Location:
ISWS

Boundary-Layer Meteorology
Founded in 1970 as "an international journal of physical, chemical and biological processes in the atmospheric boundary-layer."
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Issues Per Year: 12
Online:
1997-present in UIUC Electronic Journals (access limited to UIUC affiliates)
Location:
ISWS; UIUC Grainger Engineering Library (1971 v.2 - present)

Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
"...official organ of the Society, devoted to editorials, articles of interest to a large segment of the membership, professional and membership news, announcements, and Society activities." Research articles are fairly detailed.
Publisher: American Meteorological Society
Issues Per Year: 12
Online:
Full text available to registered ISWS staff at: American Meteorological Society
Location:
ISWS; UIUC Map & Geography Library (1920 - present); UIUC Main Stacks (1920 - 1966 v.27)

C2GCR Quarterly
P
romote research on interactive physical, biological, chemical and socio-economic processes that regulate our global environment and provides a stimulating academic environment for graduate and postdoctoral students in the emerging fields of "earth system science" and climate and global change impacts. Contains news about Centre staff, kudos and other announcements, recent publications, upcoming events, and research reports.
Publisher: Centre for Climate and Global Change Research, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Issues Per Year: 4
Location:
ISWS

Climate Diagnostics Bulletin
Near real-time analyses of the oceans and atmosphere.
Publisher: NOAA's Climate Prediction Center
Issues Per Year: 12
Online:
1999-present (from 2005 on published exclusively online)
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/bulletin/index.shtmll Location: ISWS (1984 v.3 - 2004 v.4)
;
also UIUC Main Stacks Government Documents

Climate Dynamics
An international journal for publication of research on all aspects of the dynamics of the global climate system, including original paleoclimatic, diagnostic, analytical, or numerical modeling research on the structure and behavior of the atmosphere, oceans, cryosphere, biomass, and land surface as interacting components of the global climate system. Technical, detailed climate studies.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Online:
09/1986-present in UIUC electronic journals
(access limited to UIUC affiliates)
Location:
UIUC Map & Geography Library (1986 v.1 no.1 - present)

Climate Research
Climate is a major determinant in the evolution and manifestation of life. Modern human societies have become capable of contributing to changes in the global climate. The investigation of climate dynamics and the assessment and control of human impacts are among the greatest challenges facing present and future generations. CR aims to evaluate, select and disseminate important new information in these vital areas of environmental research
Publisher: Inter-Research
Issues per year:
varies
Online:
1990-present http://www.int-res.com/journals/cr/crInfo.html (tables of contents with abstracts only)
Location:
ISWS

Climate System Monitoring (CSM) Monthly Bulletin
"The CSM project is designed to provide Meteorological Services and other national and international organizations, synthesized information on the state of the climate system and diagnostic insights into significant large-scale anomalies of regional and global consequence."
Publisher: World Meteorological Organization
Issues Per Year: 4
Online:
http://www.wmo.ch/web/wcp/wcdmp/csm.html
Location:
ISWS

Climate Variations Bulletin
"A preliminary report that puts current monthly climate anomalies into historical perspective using climate databases archived at the National Climatic Data Center."
Publisher: National Climatic Data Center
Issues Per Year: 12
Online:1994-1999 http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/documentlibrary/cvb.html
Location: Online only

Climatic Change
"An interdisciplinary journal dedicated to the totality of the problem of climate variability and change -- its descriptions, causes, implications and interactions among these." Includes work on problems related to climate change in several disciplines, including physics, geography, policy analyses, economics, engineering, geology, ecology, history of climate, meteorology, anthropology, agricultural science, astronomy, biology, and chemistry. Also includes editorials and book reviews.
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Issues Per Year: 16
Online:
1997-present in UIUC Electronic Journals (access limited to UIUC affiliates)
Location: ISWS
; UIUC Map & Geography Library (1977 - present)

Climatological Bulletin
Provides information on climatology. Subjects include climatology (e.g., agriculture, commerce, energy, environment, fisheries, forestry, health, recreation, transportation and water resources), climatic change and variability, climate impact studies, climate model applications (including physical climatology), and regional studies (including ocean areas).
Publisher: Canadian Meteorological and Oceanic Society
Issues Per Year:
6
Online:
no
Location:
ISWS
; UIUC Main Stacks (1969 - 1982 v.32)

Climatological Data
Covers daily temperature and weather conditions for U.S. states. Good source for researchers who want to know particular weather conditions on certain historical dates, or want to check statistics.
Publisher: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Issues Per Year:
12
Online:
1997-present http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/pdfs/cd/cd.html
Location:
ISWS

CO2/Climate Report
"A periodical newsletter devoted to the review of climate change research."
Publisher: Science Assessment & Integration Branch, Meteorological Service of Canada
Issues Per Year: irregular
Online:
no
Location:
ISWS

Consequences: The Nature and Implications of Environmental Change
"Provide[s] reliable assessments of practical concerns related to the national and international consequences of changes in the global environment."
Publisher:
Saginaw Valley State University
Issues Per Year:
Issued from 1995-1999 -- ceased.
Online:
1995-1999 http://www.gcrio.org/CONSEQUENCES/index.htm
Location:
online only

Contributions to Atmospheric Physics/Beitrage zur Physik der Atmosphare
Similar to Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry in that it focuses on specialized topics.
Publisher: German Meteorological Society (in English)
Formerly: Beitrage zur Physik der Atmosphare
Online:
no
Location:
Grainger Engineering Library (1956 v.29 - 1995 v.68)

Drought Network News
Contains articles and announcements from around the world.
Publisher: International Drought Information Center & the National Drought Mitigation Center
Issues Per Year:
4
Online:
1996-2001 http://www.drought.unl.edu/pubs/dnn.htm (discontinued)
Location:
ISWS

Experimental Long-Lead Forecast Bulletin
Presents experimental long-lead forecasts of short-term fluctuations in real time. Accompanying each forecast is a brief discussion of the forecast method and its estimated skill. Forecasts are intended for the surface climate in the United States, but other aspects of climate, such as Operational El Niño / Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Observing System, the hurricane season severity, or surface climate in other parts of the world are also welcome.
Publisher: Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies
Issues Per Year:
4
Online:
1996-present http://www.iges.org/ellfb/
Location:
ISWS

GEWEX News: Global Energy and WaterCycle Experiment
Contains new research results from GEWEX projects, s
ummaries of GEWEX meetings, workshops, and news items about GEWEX projects and people. GEWEX was initiated "to observe and model the hydrologic cycle and energy fluxes in the atmosphere, and at the land and ocean surface ... ultimately leading to the prediction of global and regional climate change."
Publisher: World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)
Issues Per Year: 4
Online:
1991-present http://www.gewex.org/gewex_nwsltr.html
Location:
ISWS

Global Change Newsletter
A "source of information on the Programme’s scientific research, as well as events, publications and people." IGBP's "scientific objective is to describe and understand the interactive physical, chemical and biological processes that regulate the total Earth System, the unique environment that it provides for life, the changes that are occurring in this system, and the manner in which they are influenced by human actions."
Publisher: International Geosphere -- Biosphere Programme (IGBP): Study of Global Change
Issues Per Year: 4
Online:
2002-present http://www.igbp.kva.se/cgi-bin/php/frameset.php
Location:
ISWS


International Journal of Climatology
Reports and stimulates research in climatology, encompassing "global and regional studies of climate, local and micro-climatological investigations, long-range forecasting, changes of climate (past, present and future), and the application of climatological knowledge to a wide range of human activities."
Publisher: Royal Meteorological Society
Formerly: Journal of Climatology (1981 - 1988)
Online:
1996-present abstract only, 1997-present full text UIUC Electronic Journals (access limited to UIUC affiliates)
Location:
ISWS; UIUC Map & Geography Library (1989 v.9 n.2 - present)

Journal of Applied Meteorology
A scholarly journal, with interest in physical meteorology, cloud physics, hydrology, and weather modification.
Publisher: American Meteorological Society
Formerly:
Journal of Climate and Applied Meteorology (1983 v.22 - 1987 v.26)
Journal of Applied Meteorology (1962 v.1 - 1982 v.21)

Online:
Full text available to registered ISWS staff at: American Meteorological Society ;1962-present in UIUC Electronic Journals (access limited to UIUC affiliates)
Location:
ISWS; UIUC Grainger Engineering Library (1962 v.1 - 2005 v.44)


Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry
Focuses on atmospheric chemistry with an emphasis on the region below approximately 100 km. An interdisciplinary publication, good for those interested in this particular area of meteorology.
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Issues Per Year: 9
Online:
1997-present in UIUC Electronic Journals (access limited to UIUC affiliates)
Location:
ISWS
; UIUC Agriculture Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) Library (1984 v.2 n.1 - present); UIUC Grainger Library (1983 v.1 - present)

Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology
Contains papers describing the instrumentation and methodology used in atmospheric and oceanic research including computational techniques; methods for data acquisition, processing, and interpretation; and information systems and algorithms.
Publisher: American Meteorological Society
Issues Per Year: 12
Online:
1984-present in UIUC Electronic Journals (access limited to UIUC affiliates)
Location:
ISWS
; UIUC Grainger Engineering Library (1984 v.1 - 2001 v.18)

Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences
Contains "basic research in physics, dynamics, and chemistry of the atmosphere of Earth and the other planets, with emphasis on the quantitative and deductive aspects of the subject." This might be a first step to other publications.
Publisher: American Meteorological Society
Issues Per Year: 24
Formerly: Journal of Meteorology (1944-1961)
Online:
Full text available to registered ISWS staff at: American Meteorological Society ;1944-present in UIUC Electronic Journals (access limited to UIUC affiliates)
Location:
ISWS
; UIUC Grainger Engineering Library (1944 - present)

Journal of Climate
Publishes articles on climate research, including "large-scale variability of the atmosphere, oceans, and land surface; changes in the climate system (including those caused by human activites); and climate simulation and prediction."
Publisher: American Meteorological Society
Issues Per Year: 24
Online:
Full text available to registered ISWS staff at: American Meteorological Society ;1988-present in UIUC Electronic Journals (access limited to UIUC affiliates)
Location:
ISWS
; UIUC Grainger Engineering Library (1988 v.1 - present)

Journal of Climate & Applied Meteorology
see Journal of Applied Meterology
Currently: Journal of Applied Meteorology (1988 v.27 - present)
Formerly:
Journal of Applied Meteorology (1962 v.1 - 1982 v.21)
Online: Full text available to registered ISWS staff at: American Meteorological Society ;1962-present in UIUC Electronic Journals (access limited to UIUC affiliates)
Location: ISWS; UIUC Grainger Engineering Library (1983 v.22 - 1987 v.26)

Journal of Climatology
see International Journal of Climatology

Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres
Peer-reviewed articles "on the physics and chemistry of the atmosphere, as well as the atmospheric-biospheric, lithospheric, or hydrospheric interface."

Publisher: American Geophysical Union
Online: 1994-present in UIUC Electronic Journals (access limited to UIUC affiliates)
Location: ISWS; UIUC Grainger Engineering Library (1959 - present); UIUC Stacks (1896 v.1 - 1953 v.58)

Journal of Hydrometeorology
"Publishes research related to the modeling, observing, and forecasting of processes related to water and energy fluxes and storage terms, including interactions with the boundary layer and lower atmosphere, and including processes related to precipitation, radiation, and other meteorological inputs."
Publisher:
American Meteorological Society
Online: Full text available to registered ISWS staff at: American Meteorological Society ; 2000-present in UIUC Electronic Journals (access limited to UIUC affiliates)

Location: ISWS; UIUC Grainger Engineering Library (2001 v2.n.1 - present)

Journal of Weather Modification
An annual journal (started in 1969) "dedicated to the operational, societal, economic, environmental, legal and scientific aspects of weather modification."
Publisher: Weather Modification Association
Issues Per Year: 1
Formerly: WMA, the annual publication of the Weather Modification Association
Online:
no
Location:
ISWS

The Mariners Weather Log
Contains articles, marine weather reviews, Voluntary Observing Ship program and reports, buoy climatological data, meteorological observations, and forecasts.
Publisher: National Weather Service, Office of Meteorology, Integrated Hydrometeorological Services Core
Issues Per Year:
3
Online:
1998-2002 full text, 2003-present abstract only http://www.vos.noaa.gov/mwl.shtml
Location:
ISWS
; UIUC Main Stacks Government Documents (1985 v.29 n.2 - 1998 v.42 n.1)

Mausam
Established in January 1950, this journal for original scientific research work is the only meteorological journal published in India and the official publication of the Indian Meteorological Department.
Publisher: Indian Meteorological Department
Issues Per Year: 4
Formerly:
Indian Journal of Meteorology, Hydrology & Geophysics (1975-1978)
Indian Journal of Meteorology and Geophysics (1971-1974)

Online:
no
Location:
ISWS

Meteorological Applications
Contains articles related to applications of meteorological information with regard to economic benefits, science, and technology needed to support meteorological applications, analysis and predication of weather events, models and forecasting aids, and training techniques. Technical and very detailed meteorological work.
Publisher: Royal Meteorological Society
Issues Per Year: 4
Online:
1997-present in UIUC Electronic Journals (access limited to UIUC affiliates)
Location:
UIUC Map & Geography Library (1994. v.1 - present)

The Meteorological Magazine
Official organ of the Meteorological Office. Ceased with issue for Dec. 1993.
Publisher: Meteorological Office, Great Britain
Issues Per Year: 12
Formerly: Symon's Monthly Meteorological Magazine (Feb. 1866 - Jan. 1901); Symon's Meteorological Magazine (Feb. 1901 - Jan. 1920); absorbed Meteorological Office Circular in Feb. 1920
Online:
no
Location:
ISWS; UIUC Library (1969 v.98 - 1993 v.122: ceased)

Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics
Accepts original research papers on atmospheric dynamics and general circulation; synoptic meteorology; weather systems in specific regions, such as the tropics, polar caps, and oceans; atmospheric energetics; numerical modeling and forecasting; physical and chemical processes in the atmosphere, including radiation, optical effects, electricity, and atmospheric turbulence and transport processes; and mathematical and statistical techniques applied to meteorological data sets.
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag
Issues Per Year: 4
Formerly: Archives for meteorology, geophysics, and bioclimatology. Series A, Meteorology and atmospheric physics (1985-1986)
Archives for meteorology, geophysics, and bioclimatology. Series A, Meteorology and geophysics = Archiv für Meteorologie, Geophysik und Bioklimatologie (1981-c1985)
Online:
1948-present in UIUC Electronic Journals (access limited to UIUC affiliates)
Location:
UIUC Grainger Engineering Library (1981 v.30 - 1996 v.58)
,

Monthly Weather Review
Contains research related to analysis and prediction of observed and modeled circulations of the atmosphere, including technique development, data assimilation, model validation, and relevant case studies. This includes papers on numerical techniques and data assimilation techniques that apply to the atmosphere and/or ocean environment.
Publisher: American Meteorological Society
Issues Per Year: 12
Online: Full text available to registered ISWS staff at: American Meteorological Society ; 1873-present in UIUC Electronic Journals (access limited to UIUC affiliates)
Location:
ISWS

National Weather Association Newsletter
Contains National Weather Association news and meeting information.
Publisher: National Weather Association
Issues Per Year: 12
Online:
1997-present http://www.nwas.org/newsletters/newsletter.html
Location:
ISWS; UIUC Grainger Engineering Library (1977 v.2 - 1990 v.15)

National Weather Digest
The official publication of the National Weather Association. Includes articles, technical notes, correspondence, and official news of the Association. Includes some NWS office-based research.
Publisher: National Weather Association
Issues Per Year: 4
Online:
1976-2003 http://www.nwas.org/digest/digest.html (table of contents only)
Location:
ISWS; UIUC Grainger Engineering Library (1977 v.2 - 1990 v.15)

Network Newsletter
"Intended for those interested and involved in climate-related impact assessment. It is hoped that it will serve to foster a growing network by keeping the community up to date on the many activities in this wide and varied field." Contains an editorial, general announcements/news, job opportunities and internships, meetings, recent publications and websites of interest.
Publisher: Environmental & Societal Impacts Group, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Issues Per Year: 6
Online:
1995-2005 http://www.esig.ucar.edu/newshp/ (discontinued)
Location:
ISWS

Papers in Meteorology and Geophysics
Publishes original research papers in the fields of meteorology, oceanography, seismology, and related earth sciences carried out by members of the Meteorological Research Institute and collaborating researchers since 1950.
Publisher: Meteorological Research Institute, Japan
Issues Per Year:
4
Online:
no
Location:
ISWS
; UIUC Main Stacks (1950 v.1 -1990 v. 41)

Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society
Publishes results of original research in the atmospheric sciences, applied meteorology, and physical oceanography.
Publisher: Royal Meteorological Society
Issues Per Year: 8
Formerly: Quarterly Journal
Online:
1971-present http://www.royal-met-soc.org.uk/qjrms.html (table of contents only, abstracts in more recent volumes)
Location:
ISWS
; UIUC Main Stacks (1873 v.1 - present -- unbound journals in Map & Geography Library)

Storm Data
The official record of U.S. storm losses. Contains monthly tally of storms,
dynamic meteorology, and climatology and oceanography, including numerical modeling, synoptic meteorology, weather forecasting, and climate analysis. Has "Outstanding Storms of the Month" feature.
Publisher: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association
Issues Per Year: 12
Online:
1994-present http://www5.ncdc.noaa.gov/pdfs/sd/sd.html
Location: no physical holdings at ISWS or UIUC

Storm Track Magazine
Contains articles, as well as sections on data, equipment, who's who, chat room, frequently asked questions, letters, products to purchase, and links to other resources and sites (in the "library").
Publisher: Storm Track
Issues Per Year: 12
Online: 1997-2000 http://www.stormtrack.org/library
Location: Online only


Tellus Series A: Dynamic Meteorology and Oceanography and
Tellus Series B: Chemical and Physical Meteorology

Tellus A: Original articles, short contributions, and correspondence encompassing "dynamic meteorology, climatology and oceanography, including numerical modeling, synoptic meteorology, weather forecasting and climate analysis."
Tellus B: Original articles, short contributions, and correspondence encompassing "air chemistry, surface exchange processes, long-range and global transport, aerosol science and cloud physics including related radiation transfer."

Publisher: Swedish Geophysical Society
Issues Per Year: 5
Online:
no
Location:
ISWS
; UIUC Geology Library (1983 v.35 - 1992 v.44)

Weather
Contains research, book reviews, letters, and photos related to all aspects of weather and meteorology.
Publisher: Royal Meteorological Society
Issues Per Year: 12
Online: 1994-2000 http://www.royal-met-soc.org.uk/weather.html (search for author and titles only)
Location:
ISWS; UIUC Main Stacks (1946 v.1 - present -- unbound journals in Map & Geography Library)

Weather and Forecasting
Forecasting and analysis techniques, forecast verification studies, and case studies useful to forecasters. Also includes reports on changes to the suite of operational numerical models and statistical postprocessing techniques, and articles that demostrate the transfer of research results to the forecasting community.
Publisher: American Meteorological Society
Issues Per Year: 6
Online:
Full text available to registered ISWS staff at: American Meteorological Society ; 1986-present in UIUC Electronic Journals (access limited to UIUC affiliates)

Location:
ISWS; UIUC Map & Geography Library (1986 v.1 - present)

Weatherwise
The magazine for anyone interested in weather. Focuses on more "popular" investigations into weather events, unofficial logs of weather, and topics of general interest. Occasionally publishes a "Guide to Schools with Meteorology Majors" within the journal.
Publisher: Heldref Publications
Issues Per Year: 6
Online:
1990-present full text, 1985-present abstract only in UIUC Electronic Journals (access limited to UIUC affiliates)

Location:
ISWS; UIUC Main Stacks (1948 v.1 - present -- unbound journals in Map & Geography Library)

Weatherzine
A magazine on the societal aspects of weather, containing "opinion pieces, news, and a brief summary of developments at the Societal Aspects of Weather Web site."
Publisher: U.S. Weather Research Program
Issues Per Year: 6
Online:
1996-2002 http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/zine/archives/
Location: Online only

Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin
Published weekly on Tuesday; electronic version is posted on Wednesday by 5 p.m. ET. Sections include: Highlights & Temperature Departure Map, Crop Moisture Maps, Extreme Maximum & Minimum Temperature Maps, Weather Data for the Delta and Bootheel & Total Precipitation Map, National Weather Data for Selected Cities, National Agricultural Summary, Crop Progress and Condition Tables, Pasture Condition Table, and State Agricultural Summaries.
Publisher:
U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture
Issues Per Year:
52
Formerly:
Weekly Weather Chronicle
Online:
1971-present http://www.usda.gov/oce/weather/pubs/Weekly/Wwcb/
Location:
ISWS

Books

Ahrens, C.D., 1994. Meteorology today: an introduction to weather, climate, and the environment. 5th ed. West Publishing Co., St. Paul, MN.
Used as a textbook in college-level basic meteorology courses. An excellent source to answer basic questions.
Location (call #):
ISWS (551.5 Ah73m 1985)

Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources, National Research Council. 1998. The atmospheric sciences: entering the twenty-first century. Washington, D.C., 364 p.
Location (call #): 551.5 At663

Grazulis, Thomas P.,
1993. Significant tornadoes, 1680-1991. The Tornado Project of Environmental Films, St. Johnsbury, VT. 1326 p.
Grazulis, Thomas P., 1997. Significant tornadoes Update, 1992-1995. The Tornado Project of Environmental Films, St. Johnsbury, VT. pp. 1327-1444
The acknowledged "bible" of the tornado research community. These books detail every known tornado to have hit the United States since 1680. Lists locations, times, casualties, and tornado F-scale ratings for all events.
Location (call #):
ISWS (REF 551.553 G785s and REF 551.553 G785s 1997)

Houghton, David D. (ed.), 1985. Handbook of applied meteorology. New York: John Wiley & Sons. 1461 p.
Location (call #): 551.5 H1912

Ludlum, David M, 1989. The American weather book. American Meteorological Society, Boston. 296 p.
An overview of American weather with a section on weather records. Might be useful as historical reference, since records can be broken.
Location (call #):
ISWS (REF 551.6973 L945a )

Ludlum, David M., 1966. Early American winters, 1604-1820. Boston, MA: American Meteorological Society. 285 p.
Location (call #): 551.6 L945

Ludlum, David M., 1989. The weather factor. American Meteorological Society, Boston. 275 p.
A collection of facts about how weather has influenced American life.
Location (call #):
ISWS (REF 551.5973 L945w)

Scorer, Richard. 1972. Clouds of the world. Great Britain: David & Charles, Ltd., 176 p.
Location (call #): REF 551.576 S423

Schneider, Stephen H. (editor in chief), 1996. Encyclopedia of climate and weather. Oxford University Press, NY. 2 v.
This 2-volume set provides fairly high-level descriptions and definitions of a variety of climatic and meteorological terms.
Location (call #):
ISWS (REF 551.6 E56c)

United States Environmental Data Service, 1968. Weather atlas of the United States. United States Environmental Data Service.
"The purpose of this atlas is to depict the climate of the United States in terms of the distribution and variation of constituent climatic elements."
Location (call #):
ISWS (REF 551.5823 U584w)

Williams, Jack. 1992. The weather book. Vintage Books, NY. 212 p.
Produced by USA Today, this book is a general overview of meteorology explained in lay terms; "an easy-to-understand guide to the USA's weather."
Location (call #):
ISWS (REF 551.6973)

Wood, Richard A. (ed.), 1996. The weather almanac. 7th ed. Gale Research, NY. 735 p.
A reference guide to weather, climate, and related issues in the United States and its key cities. Includes maps and a glossary. Furnishes U.S. weather statistics, safety rules, and a climatic overview.
Location (call #):
ISWS (REF 552.5 W362 1996)


Local, State and Regional Data

Climatological Data
Monthly reports are available for all states and include the following data: daily high, low, and mean temperatures; precipitation; snow, and speed; sky cover; degree days; relative humidity. Illinois data is provided by the Illinois National Weather Service offices and the Illinois State Water Survey.
Publisher: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association
Issues Per Year: 12
Holdings listed are for Illinois data only:
Online:
Champaign-Urbana (1996 - present) http://www.sws.uiuc.edu/atmos/statecli/Champ-Urb/CU.htm
Chicago, Rockford, Springfield, Peoria and Moline
http://www.sws.uiuc.edu/atmos/statecli/General/other_climate.htm

Illinois Water and Climate Summary
Includes data collected by networks within the ISWS WARM domain. Full descriptions of each data set are available for weather and climate information, soil moisture information, surface water information, and groundwater information.
Publisher: Illinois State Water Survey
Issues Per Year: 12
Online:
no
Location:
ISWS; UIUC Main Stacks (May 1985 - present)

Illinois Weather and Crops
Includes an agricultural summary, crop progress information, soil moisture table, temperature and precipitation data for various cities in Illinois.
Publisher: Illinois Agricultural Statistics Service
Issues Per Year: weekly April-Oct., plus various intervals Jan.-Nov.
Online:
http://www.usda.gov/nass/pubs/staterpt.htm (current and previous weeks only)
Location:
ISWS (1970-1982, 1989-current)
; UIUC Main Stacks (1947 v.51 - 1974 Apr./June)

Local Climatological Data: Champaign-Urbana, IL.
Daily temperature (maximum, minimum, and mean), precipitation, snow (amount and depth), weather types, wind (direction, speed, peak gust, and gust direction), sky cover, degree days (heat and cool) and summary. (See also Weather at a Glance: Champaign-Urbana, IL.)
Publisher: Illinois State Water Survey
Issues Per Year: 12
Formerly: Champaign-Urbana Weather Climate (1955 - 1969)
Online:
http://www.sws.uiuc.edu/atmos/statecli/Champ-Urb/CU.htm(1996-present)
Location:
ISWS

Weather and Climate Impacts in the Midwest
C
ontains major climate conditions, severe weather reports, great lakes levels and regional impact reports for Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
Publisher: Illinois State Water Survey
Issues Per Year: 12
Online:
http://mcc.sws.uiuc.edu (newsletter ceased, but this site contains temperature and precipitation information)
Location:
ISWS

Weather at a Glance: Champaign-Urbana, IL.
Daily data on sunrise and sunset times, average temperatures (high, low, mean), current month's average temperature (high, low), record temperature since 1888 (high/year, low/year), monthly averages (precipitation, temperatures). (See also Local Climatological Data: Champaign-Urbana, IL)
Publisher: Illinois State Water Survey
Issues Per Year: 12
Online: http://www.sws.uiuc.edu/atmos/statecli/Champ-Urb/
weather_at_a_glance.htm
(Past 12 months only)



Websites


 
Additional resources may be found on the
ISWS Weather and Climate Links page or obtained from the
UIUC Department of Atmospheric Sciences.

BBC Global Climate Change News.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/in_depth/sci_tech/2000/
climate_change/default.stm

"BBC News Online looks at the evidence for global warming, and explores what this might mean for us and our children." The site contains eight sections: Evidence, Greenhouse Effect, Forecast For Europe, Politics, Impact, Quiz, Glossary, and Talking Point.

Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC).
http://cdiac.ornl.gov/

This center is "the primary global-change data and information analysis center of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)." The "CDIAC responds to data and information requests from users from all over the world who are concerned with the greenhouse effect and global climate change. CDIAC's data holdings include records of the concentrations of carbon dioxide and other radiatively active gases in the atmosphere; the role of the terrestrial biosphere and the oceans in the biogeochemical cycles of greenhouse gases; emissions of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere; long-term climate trends; the effects of elevated carbon dioxide on vegetation; and the vulnerability of coastal areas to rising sea level."

Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms (publications 1989 - present)
http://www.caps.ou.edu/pubs.htm
"The Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms (CAPS; http://www.caps.ou.edu) was established at the University of Oklahoma in 1989 as one of the first 11 National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center. The mission of CAPS is to develop and demonstrate techniques for the numerical analysis and prediction of high-impact local weather and environmental conditions, with emphasis on the assimilation of observations from Doppler radars and other advanced in-situ and remote sensing systems. CAPS conducts a broad-based program of basic and applied  storm-scale research, and its award-winning Advanced Regional Prediction System (ARPS) is used worldwide. CAPS's vision is to be the world leader in convective-scale data assimilation and numerical weather prediction, providing a venue for exploring bold new ideas, attracting the best scientists and students, and facilitating the transfer of knowledge and technology to academia, government and industry."

Climate Prediction Center (CPC). http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/
"CPC is responsible for issuing seasonal climate outlook maps for one to thirteen months in the future. In addition, CPC issues extended range outlook maps for 6-10 and 8-14 days as well as several special outlooks, such as degree day, drought and soil moisture, and a forecast for daily ultraviolet (UV) radiation index. Many of the outlook maps have an accompanying technical discussion. CPC's outlook and forecast products complement the short range weather forecasts issued by other components of the National Weather Service (e.g. local Weather Forecast Offices, and National Centers for Environmental Prediction). These weather and climate products comprise the National Weather Service's Suite of Forecast Products." Access to Climate Diagnostics Bulletin.

Globalchange.org.
http://pacinst.org/globalchange.org/
http://pacinst.org/topics/global_change/
By the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security. Contains links to global climate change news sources on the Internet and other resources.

Global Warming and Climate Change Science.
http://www.library.ucsb.edu/istl/01-fall/internet.html
A "balanced" guide to global warming for researchers, nonresearchers, families, and children, with a focus on policy and research in the United States with select material from the United Nations and Canada. Offered through North Carolina State University.

Illinois Agricultural Statistics. http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Illinois/index.asp
Contains weekly and annual state (Illinois and others) and national data reports, including the Illinois Weather and Crop Report.

Illinois State Climatologist's Office. http://www.sws.uiuc.edu/atmos/statecli/
The "goal is to advance the use of climate information for the economic and environmental benefit of Illinois through applied research and information services." Contains Illinois weather maps, weather phenomenon data, storm damage reports, online climate data, historical climate trends, and links to other information and sites.

Illinois State Water Survey. http://www.sws.uiuc.edu
"The Illinois State Water Survey, a division of the Office of Scientific Research and Analysis of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and affiliated with the University of Illinois, is the primary agency in Illinois concerned with water and atmospheric resources." The Atmospheric Environment Section focuses on "climate variability and change, air chemistry and quality regarding particulates and toxic chemicals, agricultural meteorology, weather and climate impacts, cloud physics, mesoscale meteorology, and boundary layer meteorology" relating to Illinois, the Midwest, and the nation.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
http://www.ipcc.ch/
Assesses "the scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant for the understanding of the risk of human-induced climate change. It does not carry out research nor does it monitor climate related data or other relevant parameters. It bases its assessment mainly on peer reviewed and published scientific/technical literature." This searchable site contains information about IPCC publications, including climate change assessments, special reports, news, meetings, press releases, presentations, and other links.

Midwestern Climate Center (MCC). http://mcc.sws.uiuc.edu/
One of six regional data centers, in a cooperative program of the National Climatic Data Center and the Illinois State Water Survey in Champaign, IL. The site contains: "Climate Products and Services" (including summaries of select weather occurrances), information on the MCC, the National Weather Service, and other "Sites of Interest," and the Midwest Climate Watch of current climate conditions in the Midwest.

National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). http://lwf.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/ncdc.html
"[T]he world's largest active archive of weather data. [P]roduces numerous climate publications and responds to data requests from all over the world. Operates the World Data Center for Meteorology, Asheville which is collocated at NCDC, and supports [the] national climate services support program. The National Virtual Data System (NVDS) uses the NOAA Server metadata search engine to find and access NOAA data from all NOAA Data Centers."

National Severe Storms Laboratory. http://www.nssl.noaa.gov
Leads investigations into severe weather events and works on improving severe weather warnings and forecasts. Research efforts include: radar, satellite, software development, modeling,
tornadoes, thunderstorms, damaging winds, lightning, hail, winter weather, and flooding.

National Weather Service (NWS). http://www.nws.noaa.gov/
Provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters, and ocean areas. Includes national and international data. National data include: weather data, warnings, forecast products, current conditions, weather maps, outlooks, marine weather, and extended forecasts. Regional information also available.

SafeClimate. http://www.safeclimate.net/
A "community of people and organizations dedicated to understanding and addressing global climate change. This site provides the tools, products, and connections to help you take positive action in your home, organization, and local community. 100% of the net income earned by SafeClimate will be earmarked for our work with business, policymakers and individuals to encourage greenhouse gas emissions reductions and the use of clean energy products." The site is maintained by the The World Resources Institute, which "is an environmental think tank that goes beyond research to create practical ways to protect the Earth and improve people's lives." It's mission "i
s to move human society to live in ways that protect the Earth's environment for current and future generations."

Storm Prediction Center. http://www.spc.noaa.gov
Issues daily severe weather outlooks, mesoscale discussions, and watches. Maintains unofficial severe storm statistics before they are published in Storm Data.

Storm Track (Storm Chasing). http://www.stormtrack.org/
Online center for severe weather information, including convective reports, conferences, data, equipment, chase logs, links, and more.

Tornado Project Online. http://www.tornadoproject.com/
Contains listings of all tornadoes to hit all U.S. counties from 1950-1990. Also contains other interesting tornado information, including summaries of fatal events, photos, and safety tips.

USA Today Global Climate Change News.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/healthscience/science/climate/
climate-change-news-index.htm

Contains links to USA Today stories related to global climate change from 1997 to present.

Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring (WARM) Program. http://www.sws.uiuc.edu/warm/
Initiated in the late 1980s to coordinate monitoring of numerous pre-existing ISWS data collection efforts. The site includes: archives for several current network collections, listings of current and past data sets collected or archived by ISWS over the last 100 years, basic information on each network, and links to data sets collected and maintained by other state agencies or private businesses in Illinois. Most data are public domain in content; however, some have proprietary restrictions to their use.

WW2010 (Weather World 2010 project)
http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/home.rxml
Developed by Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. A WWW framework for integrating current and archived weather data with multimedia instructional resources using new and innovative technologies."

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