The Climate Prediction Center produces educational materials
to help people better understand the role of the climate system in our lives and how to use climate forecasts.
Asked ENSO Questions & Answers - What is a La Niña or El Niño? What are their
impacts? Common questions and their answers.
- The ENSO
Cycle: A Tutorial - A technical discussion for the layperson on climate
variability and the El Niņo-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and how sea surface temperatures
and atmospheric conditions in the Tropical Pacific affect North American weather patterns.
- Fact Sheets and Monographs -
Various written and graphical materials to help the public better understand the climate
system and how climate patterns in far off places affect our weather patterns.
- Links to Other ENSO Educational Materials -
The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration's Office of Public Affairs, Office of Global Programs, Pacific Environmental Marine
Laboratory, and Climate Diagnostics Center provide additional background information and
educational materials for the public.
- North American Monsoon: Report to the Nation -
A discussion for the layperson on the North American Monsoon and its effects on weather, climate and society.
- The Professional Development Series (PDS) Training Modules -
The PDS is organized by the Climate Services Division and training packages are taught by experts from CPC, CDC, NWS
Headquarters, and Universities. The purpose is to facilitate NWS field staff's understanding and application of
climate products and services. The following page supplies links to several of these training packages that are
related to the CPC mission.