Incorporating Gulf Coast information into your classroom.
The U.S. EPA, NOAA, NPS, tribal, state, & local agencies developed the AIRNow Web site to provide the public with easy access to national air quality information. Offering daily AQI forecasts as well as real-time AQI conditions for over 300 cities across the US.
Each year EPA tracks the levels of pollutants in the air and how much of each pollutant (or the pollutants that form them) is emitted from various pollution sources. Also, check out their EnviroFacts data warehouse website; it features water, land, radiation, facility, and much more data! Also, Surf your Watershed and find local water quality data!
NOAA's Satellite and Information Service and the National Coastal Data Development Center brings you Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia Watch! The site offers bottom dissolved oxygen maps and related data.
Data in the Classroom is an online resource for K-12 teachers interested in using real scientific data in their teaching. This Web site is the current home of the NOAA Ocean Data Education (NODE) Project, which is creating curriculum and online tools that demonstrate the use of real-time data.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Data Buoy Center (NDBC), a part of the National Weather Service (NWS) website puts Gulf Coast data at your fingertips. NDBC designs, develops, operates, and maintains a network of data collecting buoys and coastal stations. Also, visit NOAA's Now Coast for a web mapping portal to real-time coastal observations and NOAA forecasts! C-SIDE is worth a visit as well; it stands for Coastal Science, Information and Data for the Ecosystem and is a comprehensive storm information center providing information on severe weather preparation and monitoring across the Gulf coastal region.
Find Real-Time water data for the nation by discovering dailyStreamflow Conditions. Also, check out the Water Science Map Gallery which offers thematic maps called "choropleth maps" that show water use in the U.S. in 2000, by state. Don't forget to visit the water science data library! Last, but not least, visit the water use page for other info!
The GOSIC Portal provides convenient, central, one-stop access to data and information identified by the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) and the Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS) and their partner programs, such as the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) and regional observing systems, such as the GOOS Regional Alliances (GRA). Find current Global Climate Data here!
Weather Underground brings you sea temperature maps, temperature anomalies to show climate change, marine weather information and much more.