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Pictures of meteorology can be awesome!  There are all kinds of clouds, of course, but they're especially beautiful when the sun's rising or setting.

What's the point of meteorological pictures and drawings?  People who want meteorological pictures and drawings include:

- Weather forecasters and meteorologists analyze and forecast weather patterns using images and drawings.

- Scientists and researchers can study weather patterns and climate change using meteorological pictures and drawings.

- First responders and emergency management officials use weather images and drawings to plan and respond.

- Images and drawings accompany weather reports and stories in the media.

- Weather enthusiasts and the general public can enjoy meteorological pictures and drawings for their aesthetic value, as well as to stay updated on weather patterns.

You can use meteorology pictures to decorate your house, teach your kids or change your mood.  You can either look online for meteorology pictures or learn how to take or draw them.

What kind of images would you like?  People may want different kinds of meteorological images and drawings depending on their needs.  Some examples:

Satellite images: These show weather patterns from above and give a broad picture of large-scale patterns in weather systems.

Storms and hurricanes are tracked with radar images because they show the location and intensity of precipitation in real-time.

Maps of weather shapes like pressure systems, fronts, and temperatures can be used to forecast future weather.

- Images of lightning and thunderstorms: These can capture the beauty and power of lightning and thunderstorms.

- Images of climate change: These show how climate change affects weather patterns and the environment.

- Tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, and other weather-related phenomena are also interesting types of meteorological images and drawings.

Here are just a few other examples:

Lightning photos are some of the most stunning weather photos.  Photographers often capture lightning displays, tornadoes, threatening clouds, sun rays splitting the darkness of cloudy days, and raindrops.

Even pollution.  Despite its ability to create visually striking images, pollution is generally not considered attractive due to its negative effects on the environment and people.

Or global warming.  The concept of global warming itself isn't attractive, since it's a serious environmental problem with potentially catastrophic consequences.  Images showing the effects of global warming, like melting glaciers or changing landscapes, can be striking and thought-provoking.

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Enjoy the hobby of storm chasing?  Some brave souls load up their cameras and/or video cameras and go where the action is.

Storm chasers take some of the most interesting and informative weather photos.  They don't mind getting close to tornadoes to get pictures or videos.  Here's one:

It's a dangerous hobby, though, because you never know which way a storm will go.

All over the world, satellite photos are essential. NASA maintains the Global Hydrology and Climate Center, which provides continuous satellite images.  At wwwghcc.msfc.nasa.gov, you can see interactive maps from around the world.

TV news shows usually show infrared satellite photos, but they can also show multi-spectral and hybrid images.  You can see colour maps for any part of the world on the GHCC website.  I hope you have fun with it.

Radar gives a completely different picture (see Radar Real Time Weather for an example), of the weather situation as well.

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Severe Weather - Images of severe weather can be visually stunning, but they can also depict the destructive and dangerous aspects of the event.  During severe weather, it's important to prioritize safety and follow proper precautions.

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Online weather pictures - Here's how to find great pictures of meteorology online:

- You can find a variety of pictures using search engines like Google and Bing.  For more targeted results, try "weather images," "storm photos," or "tornado pictures."

- Weather websites like the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Weather Service (NWS), and Weather.com usually have weather pictures.

- You can find weather-related photos on photo-sharing websites like Flickr, Instagram, and Shutterstock.

- Get weather images and photos by following weather-related social media accounts, like the NWS and The Weather Channel on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

- News websites often have weather articles with pictures.  For weather-related articles and images, check out CNN, ABC News, and NBC News.

- You can use reverse image search engines like TinEye and Google Images to find a specific weather picture or similar images based on an image you already have.

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Drawing clouds is a great activity for kids learning about meteorology.  Making a visual representation is a great way for kids to learn cloud names.

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