Climate Systems & Hazards

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Mean Monthly Temperature

Mean Monthly Precipitation

Wiki: Köppen-Geiger Climate Classification

GeoDiode: The Köppen-Geiger Climate System – A Quick Guide (11:38)

NOAA: What’s the Difference Between Weather and Climate?

NASA: What is the difference between weather and climate? (2:00)

MET Office: What is Climate? (2:51)

MET Office: How does the climate system work? (3:51)

GeoDiode: Secrets of World Climate (4:18)
See all 12 climate videos below ↓

Wiki: Global Circulation Model

Global Atmospheric Circulation (2:24)

How Climate Graphs Work (3:41)

Interactive World Map with Climate Graphs

InternetGeography: Exel Climate Graph Template

NASA: The Ocean - A driving force of Weather and Climate

MinuteEarth: Which came first - the rain or the rainforest? (2:47)

MinuteEarth: Why does Earth have deserts? (2:18)

El Niño and La Niña (4:24)

MET Office: Global circulation
Part 1. Differential heating (2:50)

MET Office: Global circulation
Part 2. The three cells (3:35)

MET Office: Global circulation
Part 3. The Coriolis effect & winds (6:18)

MET Office: What is the jet stream and how does it affect weather? (5:25)

Climate Types

This series of videos by GeoDiode provides the climatic background helpful for understanding Biomes.

GeoDiode: 1. Tropical Rainforests (8:51)

GeoDiode: 2. Tropical Monsoons & Savannahs (9:05)

GeoDiode: 3. Subtropical Highlands (9:56)

GeoDiode: 4. Hot Deserts (12:02)

GeoDiode: 5. Humid Subtropical (13:41)

GeoDiode: 6. Mediterranean (15:25)

GeoDiode: 7. Oceanic (Temperate Maritime) (16:52)

GeoDiode: 8. Cool and Dry Climates (Steppes) (11:22)

GeoDiode: 9. Continental Climates (13:21)

GeoDiode: 10. Sub-Arctic (12:02)

GeoDiode: 11. Tundra (7:17)

GeoDiode: 12: Icecaps (14:16)

Climate Hazards

Latest Tropical Cyclones - CIMSS

Global distribution of tornadoes

Wiki: Tornadoes