The world and the various environmental factors that exist are regularly probed, prodded, surveyed and reported on in terms of weather reports, global warming (or cooling) phenomena and more.

The sea surface temperature (SST) is monitored from satellites and ships at sea. Land and atmosphere temperatures are similarly reported and recorded.

It is an extensive use of temperature sensors of all types (satellites, of course, use non-contact sensors to read the earth surface).

This page is here because there are so many temperature sensor measurement results reported regularly on the Web about these aspects of sensor use that it would be silly to not at least mention them.

Note, too, that the dominant types of temperature sensors used for more than the last 100 years are variations on contact temperature sensors. Often they are very special sensors with wind and radiation shielding, but they fundamentally depend upon contact with air and have the requirement that they be in thermal equilibrium with air to measure precisely.

So, we provide a few links of interest, too.If you have a favorite or one you think should be here, let us know via our feedback page.

One of our recent finds is the Vaisala Group’s Lightning Information webpages. It’s about real-time lightning and more around the world in a cool graphic interface, not about temperature, but it’s a pretty neat web page, IOHO.

Also, the USA’s National Weather Service ( publishes a wide variety of information and education online about  Lightning Science and Safety as well as the USA National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN) Data Sets.

Weather and Temperature Links

Weather for active lives with special focus reports for those interested in:Travel, Driving, Golf, Skiing, Marine, Outdoors, Health, Home & Garden, Stargazing and Sports. Can also email you regular weather reports of interest.


A way to receive desktop neighborhood weather.

CBC Weather – Canada
Maps and much more in this very well executed weather site devoted to Canada but with direct links to: USA, Mexico, Central & South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. If that’s not enough they even feature satellite images.

CNN Weather – US and more
CNN’s weather service features neat temperature maps and weather for: North America, U.S. zip code to 10,000 cities, Five-Day Forecasts For 10,000 Cities worldwide, Regional satellite images for The USA broken out as:Northwest, North Central, Northeast, Southwest, South Central, Southeast, North Atlantic and Northeast Pacific PLUS weather for Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Mexico, Middle East and South America.

EarthWatch Weather On Demand
The first 3D weather web site giving continuously updated satellite, radar, and forecasts. StormWatch severe weather watches, warnings & advisories updated every 10, maps, pictures, travel, news, free, quicktime, satellite, radar, severe, forecast, movies, animations, 3D, 2D, hurricane, tornado, twister, thunderstorm, blizzard, tropical, typhoon, weather warnings, weather watches, weather advisories, nexrad, precipitation, weather maps, weather forecasts, tropical storms, severe weather, weather news, radar maps, weather alerts, storms, clouds, weather images, wind, rain, snow, hail, sleet, fog, lightning. “Nuff?

My-Cast Weather Intelligence

Personal weather forecasting service from Digital Cyclone who offer this and much more.

USA’s National Weather Service
Lots of details, like: Latest 12 Hr Surface Forecast, Latest 24 Hour Surface Forecast, Temperature Outlook (Daily), USA Cities 3 day outlook, 7-Day Surface Forecast.

Specialized features like:Aviation Weather, Climate Prediction, Tropical Prediction, Marine Prediction, Hydrometeorological Prediction, Storm Prediction, Climate Archives & Statistics, Warnings, Climate information, Facsimile Charts, Observations, links to government web sites, documentation on meteorology, meteorological standards, Telecommunication protocols, WMO Abbreviated Headings, National Weather Service organization, NESDIS Imagery.

Weather at USA Today
The “National Newspaper” of the USA features great weather summaries about the U.S. and just about everything else: All U.S. cities, U.S. cities by region, U.S. Extremes, Extended outlook, All world cities, World cities temperature and precipitation maps by continent.

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