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This is a wiki for ENSC 312 – Biometeorology that provides information that is supplemental to the course and the material held on the course webpage at

For Lab 1 of the course part of the assignment is to collaboratively create a webpage that has links to 10 or so (each!) “best” URLs (Universal Resource Locators) of information and data related to Biometeorology and Boundary Layer Meteorology. You should enter this information into this wiki by editing it below. You should categorize the information by the major headings shown below. Each URL should be accompanied by a brief paragraph describing what the location contains. At the end of your entry, put your initials in bold so that I can mark it.

Hints: use Google; try different search engines; search on course keywords you can extract from the course outline and text table of contents; try some of the URLs listed in the ENSC 312 homepage.


Web Links for ENSC 312: Biometeorology / Boundary Layer Meteorology

Below, by major category, is an annotated list of internet resources related to Biometeorology. The list was assembled as an exercise by the students in the class.

Educational Sites

UNBC ENSC 312 Homepage This site is a course homepage for a third year course in Biometeorology. It includes links to lab exercises and other course information. [PLJ]

Biometeorology Terms A site consisting of 170 terms and definitions associated with biometeorology, along with common symbols. [AH]

National Geographic Meteorology A collection of educational articles, videos, etc. on the topic of meteorology. [AH]

Mesoscale Meteorology A collection of articles and lessons on mesoscale meteorology, with a focus on mesoscale modelling and analysis. [AH]

Surface and Planetary Boundary Layer ProcessesA short introduction to the Planetary Boundary Layer and it's influence to the climate and weather. Also, the research projects conducted by NOAA are explained. [EP]

Research Institutions

Institute of Biometeorology A part of the National Research Council (in Italy) that focuses on developing new technologies to reduce pollutant emissions, as well as weather forecasting systems. [AH]

Earth System Research Laboratory An American group that researches atmospheric related topics such as ozone depletion, introduction of aerosols, and surface/planetary boundary layer processes. [AH]

NOAA The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is a research agency focusing on the monitoring and study of major water bodies, atmosphere and oceans. [EP]


European Meteorological Society EMS is the head meteorological society for all the European societies, and it is aiming to improve the co-operation between the member societies. The web page also provides links to each country's meteorological office. [EP]

Canadian Meteorological & Oceanographic Society A group working towards advancements in Meteorological, Oceanographic and other environmental science related fields [AH]

International Society of Biometeorology International group of researchers and educators in the field of biometeorology [AH]

American Meteorological Society Scientific and professional organization promoting and disseminating information about the atmospheric, oceanic, and hydrologic sciences. [HC]

World Meteorological Organization An agency of the United Nations that assists worldwide efforts to establish weather stations and research projects as well as training in meteorological fields. [AH]

Students and New Professionals Group of International Society of Biometeorology A group of young researchers and educators working to share knowledge of Biometeorology. [HC]

Met office The Met Office is the United Kingdom's national weather service and the web page also provides many learning resources and research news. [EP]

Research Projects

A Method for Estimating Planetary Boundary Layer Heights and Its Application over the ARM Southern Great Plains SiteAn article about a research, that used lidar images successfully to estimate the height of the Planetary Boundary Layer. [EP]

Biometeorology – From agricultural origins to a last frontier in physics This article discuss the canopy flows and turbulent exchange processes in the lower atmosphere and reducing uncertainties in long-term eddy covariance measurements of turbulent fluxes.[HC]

BIOMETEOROLOGY AND ADAPTATION GUIDELINES FOR COUNTRY STUDIES Guidelines for using Integrated Mapping and Assessment Project (IMAP) on biometeorology.[HC]

BUBBLE – an Urban Boundary Layer Meteorology Project Research projects dedicates towards Urban Boundary Layer Experiment in Basel, investigating the urban boundary layer and mainly focus on pollutant dispersion processes at different scales.[HC]

Short communication: emerging technologies for biometeorology List of different instruments that are used in biometerology. [HC]

Working with Daily Climate Model Output Data in R and the futureheatwaves Package Model for R developed to ease the process of identifying, characterizing, and exploring multi-day extreme events in climate model output.[HC]

Government Sites

Environment and Climate Change Canada A site containing historical and current weather conditions, information on climate change and the national pollutant release inventory. [AH]

Weather Data Sites

Weather Viewer (WxV) This site compiles and animates real-time weather imagery from the web, including satellite, radar, weather map analyses, numerical weather prediction model outputs, vertical profiles, etc. [PLJ]

Historical Climate Data Historical weather, climate data, and related information for numerous locations across Canada. [HC]

Global Climate Data Free access to worldwide historical climate data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (US-based). [AH]

Research Data Sites

American Meteorological Society, glossary of meteorologyA dictionary for terms used in meteorology. [EP]

International Journal of Biometerology The Journal publishes original research papers, review articles and short communications on Biometerology. [HC]

Boundary-Layer Meteorology The journal content with research studies related to atmospheric boundary-layer. [HC]

Atmospheric chemistry and physicsThis is an open-access journal providing high quality studies in the field of atmospheric science. [EP]

Software Manuals

R Manual This free pdf manual provides a good introduction to R, discussing simple manipulations, objects, factors, reading data, probability distributions, statistics, and basic plotting. [PLJ]

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