Climate is defined as the long term weather pattern of an area, including temperature,
precipitation, and wind. More simply, climate is the typical behavior of weather. It
has a large impact on many people, including what we wear and eat, and where we live
and travel. It also has a big influence on our surroundings, including what animals
and plants survive, and what types of agricultural resources abound.
There is a wide spectrum of
educational resources and activities
that can help students of all ages learn more about climate. For links to learning
opportunities geared more toward children, visit our
There is also a wide variety of information relating to various
including El Niño/La Niña,
and Global Warming.
Additional scientific information and education pertaining to climate and related
studies can be attained from our
publication and journal article section.
Do you have any questions, comments or suggestions about the Climate Resources site? Please
send us your feedback. If you have specific questions relating
to climate, please contact the NWS Office in your