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Polar Meteorological Data (Real-Time and Archived):

Antarctic Meteorological Research Center
The University of Wisconsin's AMRC provides real time and archived data from weather stations, satellites, rawinsondes, numerical models, etc. for Antarctica.

Automatic Geophysical Observatories
These stations (operated by Augsburg University/University of Maryland) are dedicated to geophysical research, however they provide useful meteorological data from the remote interior locations of Antarctica.

National Snow and Ice Data Center
NSIDC archives the data collected by scientists working in the Arctic and Antarctic.

Antarctic Meteorology Online from the British Antarctic Survey
This site provides access to archived data transmitted via the Global Telecommunications System, as well as up-to-date weather station data.

Italian National Antarctic Research Program (PNRA)
PNRA archives data collected by Italian scientists in Antarctica, as well as the network of Italian weather stations in Victorialand, Antarctica.

Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute
Atmospheric data from Russian stations back to the IGY.

Rogers NAO Index
This index measures the strength of the North Atlantic Oscillation. The North Atlantic Oscillation is the opposition noted in sea level pressures in every month of the year between the subtropical and subpolar Atlantic.

Global Analysis and Re-analysis Model Data Archives:

NCEP/NCAR CDAS Reanalysis Project
This site provides access to the archives of the NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis products.

UCAR Data Support Section Dataset Page
This site provides access to the UCAR's archives of various modeling datasets, including ECMWF/TOGA operational analysis and ERA-15 Global Re-analysis.

Antarctic/Southern Hemisphere Real-Time Forecasts:

Antarctic Mesoscale Prediction System (AMPS)
AMPS is an experimental system employing models run at NCAR and dedicated to numerical weather prediction in Antarctica. AMPS employs The Polar MM5, a version of the Fifth Generation Pennsylvania State University / National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Mesoscale Model (MM5) which has been modified by the Polar Meteorology Group of the Byrd Polar Research Center for use over extensive ice sheets.

BPRC 60-km Polar MM5
This forecast model is run by the Polar Meteorology Group at the Byrd Polar Research Center as a back-up to the Antarctic Mesoscale Prediction System. The model is also run for longer-term climate studies.

ECMWF Southern Hemisphere Forecast
This site provides the sea-level pressure and 500 hPa geopotential height charts for the ECMWF global forecast model 3-6 day forecasts.

MRF SLP Analysis and MRF 500 hPa Geopotential Height AnalysisThese analysis products provided by the University of Wisconsin's AMRC are from the National Center for Environmental Prediction's (NCEP) Medium Range Forecast (MRF) Model. It is updated every 12 hours.

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Current International Weather:

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Meteorological Service of Canada

Central Weather Bureau Taiwan

The Danish Meteorological Institute

Direccion Meteorologica de Chile

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts

The Finnish Meteorological Institute

German Weather Service, Offenbach, Germany

Hong Kong Observatory. The People's Republic of China

The Hungarian Meteorological Service

Indonesian Meteorological and Geophysical Agency

Institute for Meteorology and Geophysics, Vienna, Austria

Japan Meteorological Agency

Meteo France, Toulouse

Meteorological Service Singapore

The Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium

Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, DeBilt

Swedish Meteorological and HydrologicalInstitute, Norrkoping

United Kingdom Meteorological Office

World Meteorological Organisation

Zimbabwe Meteorological Services Department

Weather and Climate Research:

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Climate Research Unit

US Global Change Research Information Office

NASA's Global Change Master Directory

Australian Greenhouse Office

Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC)

International Geosphere Biosphere Program

Global Climate Observing System

World Climate Research Programme

US Global Change Research Program

US Global Change Data and Information System

National Climatic Data Center

National Center for Atmospheric Research

International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives Cities for Climate Protection

Atlantic Global Change Institute

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Global Climate Research

Global Change Research Department of Energy, Environmental Sciences Division

Union of Concerned Scientists

Center for Climate and Global Change Research McGill University

Environment and Global Change Activities National Science Foundation

START (a global change SysTem for Analysis, Research and Training)

Greenpeace Climate Crisis

Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI)

German Advisory Council on Climate Change (WBGU)

Global Observation Information Network (GOIN) Project

Potsdam (Germany) Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

International Meteorological Societies:

American Meteorological Society

Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society

Royal Meteorological Society (U.K.)