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Gas Giants, Atmospheres and Weather: Windy Worlds
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There is extensive information available online about the atmosphere and weather of Earth and the other planets; no one site or essay is sufficient to cover this broad topic in detail. You may find some of these sites useful:

Link Description
The Outer Planets This site has detailed information about gas giants' atmosphere, weather, climate, and more.
NASA Science Earth NASA conducts a program of breakthrough research to advance fundamental knowledge on the most important scientific questions about the global integrated Earth system.
The Atmosphere -- a Delicate Situation This background includes information about Earth's atmospheric history, composition, structure, and more.
Introduction to the Atmosphere This section by UCAR includes an overview of the properties of Earth's atmosphere.
Atmosphere of the Planets This site gives a broad overview of the atmospheres of the planets in our solar system.
Titan: A Moon with an Atmosphere Saturn's moon Titan is notable both because it is the largest moon in our solar system and because it is the only moon in the solar system with a significant atmosphere. Chris McKay of the NASA Ames Research Center gave a public lecture concerning Titan, sponsored by the Planetary Society.
Climate Change: NASA's Eyes on the Earth Global Climate Change and Global Warming. Current news and data streams about global warming and climate change from NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab

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Introduction to the Climate History of Earth
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