From The Developers...
The following information can be very useful if you want to learn how to best use the current weather product viewer.
  • Each weather product opens in its own window, so you may view multiple products simultaneously.
  • If you choose a help topic, it will appear in a new browser window. However, to reduce the total number of windows opened, all future help topics will use that same window (if it is still open). Because of this, the helper window may be hidden when you click. You may have to find it.
  • If you click on a weather link and nothing appears to happen, check and see whether or not the window with your image is hidden behind other windows.
    The print feature allows you to use Adobe Acrobat formats for crisp clear images. This requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

User's Guide
WW2010 Current Weather Products

So how does it work? You must be asking yourself this if you're looking at this page. Well, its not hard at all! All you have to do is pick a product and go!

...But, if you want to learn about the features of our weather product viewer, keep reading!!!

First of all, when you select a product from any of our current weather product pages, you'll get a window that looks a lot like the one below...


Notice the buttons at the bottom. The first button (the leftmost) is the help button. This button is an important piece of the product viewer, as it integrates our already existing educational content from WW2010 to these current weather products. Clicking on the help button will launch a new browser window with educational content explaining the usefulness of the map. It'll look a lot like this.


Here you can see there are two images at the top of the page. The left image is a reference map -- an example. The second is the current map. (Most of the time, the same map you saw when you clicked for help.) This allows you the ability to compare and contrast the current weather with that from another time and place. The text below will also assist you to better understand the product you selected.

Current Weather
Terms for using data resources. CD-ROM available.
Credits and Acknowledgments for WW2010.
Department of Atmospheric Sciences (DAS) at
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.