RESOURCES: Earth Science Defined

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Science  20 Oct 2006:
Vol. 314, Issue 5798, pp. 393
DOI: 10.1126/science.314.5798.393c

If you think that teleconnection has something to do with phone calls or don't know that SCA stands for “snow-covered area,” visit this collection of earth science references from NASA.* The site corrals more than 50 glossaries for fields from fisheries to remote sensing. Browsing the meteorology offerings will reveal that “teleconnection” refers to the correlation between weather patterns in distant parts of the world. There's also a list of sites that spell out acronyms and abbreviations. Among the glossaries at this smaller collection from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are two pages on El Niño lingo.

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