The Societal Aspects of Weather (SOCASP)


The Societal Aspects of Weather (SOCASP) is the Societal Impacts Program's database of Internet resources on weather impacts and organizations that respond to those impacts. It is a service of the National Center for Atmospheric Research's (NCAR) - Societal Impacts Program (SIP). The purpose of this site is to provide a database of consistent, relevant internet resources about societal aspects of weather and weather forecasting. The site was remodeled based on a previous site designed by Roger Pielke, Jr. of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) Center for Science and Technology Policy Research.

Topics include the following:

  • Hurricane
  • Flood
  • Tornado
  • Lightning
  • El Nino - La Nina
  • Seasonal Occurences
  • General Weather Resources
  • Emergency Management
  • Injury and Damange Statistics
  • Insurance
  • Weather POlicy
  • Weather Zine
  • Weather Bibliography

Related Partners

NOAA is a federal agency focused on the condition of the oceans and the atmosphere. It plays several distinct roles within the Department of Commerce.