The National Atlas of the United States displays several hundred layers of GIS data for the United States. The data is organized into the following categories.
Agriculture (Information about Farms, Livestock, and Crops) Environment (Information about hazardous sites) People (Information about crime rates, economy, food stamps, jobs, mortality rates, population density, etc.) Biology (Information . . . → Read More: United States National Atlas
Gerardo64 at the Google Earth BBS has created a file containing global overlays of several datasets available from the NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory. The data used to create the maps is collected by satellites and is updated every day.
The following layers are included.
Land Surface Temperature Sea Surface Temperature . . . → Read More: NOAA Real Time Atmospheric Global Data
The ac network weather blog has created a Google Earth layer to display current METAR weather conditions from NOAA for many regions throughout the Earth. Just find the location of interest and click on the dot. The pop-up balloon contains a link to a website with additional information about the station/airport.
METAR . . . → Read More: Aviation METAR Weather
For those of you that are dreaming for a White Christmas, here are a few maps to help predict whether your dream will come true or not.
There are three maps included in this set of overlays that show the probability of having a white Christmas in the United States with 1-inch, 5-inches, . . . → Read More: White Christmas Map
The Cooperative Institute of Meteorological Satellite Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Space Science and Engineering Center (CIMSS-SSEC) has created a huge set of weather related overlays that can be viewed in Google Earth.
Their program is focused on tropical cyclones, but they also have a large amount of satellite and other data . . . → Read More: CIMSS Tropical Cyclones
The MODIS sensor on the Aqua and Terra satellites capture amazingly detailed natural color imagery every day from all over the Earth. The imagery is detailed enough that you can easily see cloud formations, snow coverage, smoke from large fires, etc, for the entire US. And the best part is the imagery from these . . . → Read More: MODIS Today
AWEKAS (Automated Weather Maps) is a network of weather stations located throughout the world. Click on a placemark to see weather conditions (temperature, pressure, etc.) at that location. Some locations also have live webcams.
The data is provided in several different languages.
. . . → Read More: AWEKAS Weather Map Network
An enormous number of other weather-related overlays, including dozens (if not 100′s) of near real-time satellite overlays and loops, including everything from infrared images to sea surface temperatures to precipitation data to ocean wave graphs compiled by Tropical Atlantic. There are too many to list, but if you’re interested in weather related satellite data, . . . → Read More: Tropical Atlantic Weather Data