My old page on “Del.Icio.Us” kept many links for me for a long time. Then, Pinboard bought the site and turned it read only. Middle finger to you, Pinboard. Here are all the links I had saved there — some good resources, I think.
I will arrange these into more suitable categories when I get a chance. In the meantime, I wanted to grab the data in case Pinboard shuts down the site. You never know.
Meteorology and Climate
- NWS Level III Radar System Site Status Now located at http://radar3pub.ncep.noaa.gov/ and http://radar2pub.ncep.noaa.gov/
- Average Daily Temperature Archive Since 1995
- 5-minute ASOS data
- NCEP EMC Global Model Verification
- National Diurnal Climatology Temperature, dewpoint, and wind diurnal climatology for 200+ stations across the US.
- Precipitation Frequency Data from NOAA The frequency/return period of rainfall totals for several durations. Fantastic website.
- Cowtan and Way surface temperature time series Great set of graphs showing that since 2000, there isn’t much of a warming “pause.” Hmph.]
- Fantastic Condo Wave Clouds – Dan’s Wild Wild Science Journal – AGU Blogosphere The famous “clouds over the hotels” image from Panama City. I use this a ton in class.
- Craps “But if, in addition, global warming increases the variance of regional temperatures, then we increase the likelihood of” BOTH extreme warm AND extreme cold events.
- How much snow does it take to equal an inch of rain? The old snow-liquid approximation table used by the National Weather Service. At the warmest temperatures in the table (leftmost column), the ratio is 10:1. As you go to the right and the ambient temperatures drop, the ratio increases. It’s more complicated than this, but it’s a good first approximation.
- Tornado Strikes the Algarve Region of Portugal… Tornado in southern Portugal on 16 November 2012. The first video has a nice view of the vortex with the RFD/clear slot to the left.
- Snow-to-Liquid Ratio Climatology work at SLU Snow-liquid ratio has both spatial and temporal variations.
- Tornado damage indicators for single-family residence
- Keeling Curve Website Wants You To Know When CO2 Levels Hit 400 Parts Per MillionAt least 800,000 years. Incredible.
- None Andover, Kansas tornado of April 26, 1991. Incredible video.
- Length of the average dissertation Page length is a crummy way to answer “have you done enough?” but even a couple of my committee members judged me on exactly how many pages I had. Mine (atmospheric science) was 170, if I remember correctly. Comparing the allied fields–geography, geology, natural resources science, physics–I’m in the ballpark.
- CWSU National TAF METAR maps – NOAA NWS Real-time map of vfr/ifr conditions across the United States
- Your Own Personal BCS Computer
- First hawk-eye goal in Dutch Eredivisie awarded by referee
- Distance Traveled by NBA Teams during a Season Exploring NBA for precious scraps of data… to stimulate my curiosity 😉 (by wiLQ)
- Simulated annealing for beginners A tutorial on how simulated annealing works. Example code given in Java, applied to the Traveling Salesman Problem.
- All the World’s Volcano Webcams
- Indiana University, close? | Indiana University Archives
- How to Learn (But Not Master) Any Language in 1 Hour (Plus: A Favor)
- Where do bit.ly and tinyurl addresses go? Check where short links go without having to click and take your chances.
- The Y-Axis of Evil All students of science, and all novice creators of charts and figures, should have to read this. It would be Exhibit A in a follow-on to “How to Lie with Statistics.” Shameful.
- Definition of hashtags, the easy hashtag directory User-submitted definitions for Twitter hashtags.
- The 2 Most Powerful Flipped Classroom Tips
- Owncloud storage Create your own storage space in the cloud.
- NoneHistorical daily odds and results for NBA and several other leagues.
- Tourism NB – Hopewell Rocks | The official site for the Hopewell Rocks on the Bay of Fundy The effects of tides on the coastline in part of Nova Scotia. Beautiful.
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