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The Tornado and Storm Research Organization (TORRO).

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, US Department of Commerce.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). WMO, UNEP. 4th Assessment report (AR4), 2007. AR5 due 2014

Lancaster University, Hazelrigg Weather Station. Met.Office Climatological Station Number 7236.

Most meteorological journals are pitched well beyond introductory level, though they can be skimmed with profit by looking at diagrams and conclusions before trying to follow the more formal sections. The popular journal of the Royal Meteorological Society (Weather) is an important exception. The technical level is accessible to the non specialist, without being slipshod, and there is a reasonable range of types of topic from the observational to the theoretical in each monthly issue, with a good policy on public education.

The American Meteorological Society published a monthly Bulletin for its members and others which contain technical reviews and updates which are often informally and accessibly expressed.

The international weekly journals Science and Nature publish occasionally in the fields of meteorology, climate and climate change, and these are especially useful when summarized or commented on for non-specialists in the topics.

At a more popular level, Scientific American and the New Scientist publish articles in our fields, sometimes by scientific reporters, and sometimes by leaders in their fields, often with informative diagrams.