Pending till congressional inquiry
News release from Scripps Institution of Oceanography: The Lagrangian Drifter Laboratory (LDL) at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) is releasing a new type of drifter, the Directional
2017-04-25 16:46 Click to comment
The 2017 tornado season across the United States has gotten off to an active start. As of April 22, 570 tornadoes have been reported, which is almost a hundred more than average.
2017-04-25 15:55 Click to comment
Long-lasting droughts such as the recent California drought and the decade-long Dust Bowl of the 1930s can be extremely devastating for farmers, ranchers, and broader communities that rely on a ..
2017-04-24 14:49 Click to comment
We’re about to go Beyond the Data in five ways. In keeping with the spirit of our blog, we’ll take a look at something obvious from the NCEI monthly climate analysis, then dig a little harder into some even more pertinent climatological truths.
2017-04-24 01:38 Click to comment
2017-04-20 18:31 Click to comment
Faced with the potential of a large expense related to water quality, Maine's Portland Water District had two investment choices: conservation or concrete.
2017-04-18 21:18 Click to comment
The Boston Marathon takes place every year on the third Monday in April. The average daytime high temperature in April has been warming rapidly in recent decades, making uncomfortable race days more likely.
2017-04-17 18:31 Click to comment
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2017-04-14 19:39 Click to comment
A study published as an early online version on Weather and Forecasting concluded that combining standard ocean observations (satellite, ship-based, buoys, drifters) with underwater glider data ..
2017-04-13 21:53 Click to comment
Neutral conditions are expected to continue in the Pacific with chances increasing for El Nino by the fall. Our blogger fills you in on the latest developments across the Pacific.
2017-04-13 13:40 Click to comment
A paper by Rudnick et al. published in Progress in Oceanography includes a climatology of the California Current System, a current moving south along the U.S. West Coast.
2017-04-12 17:33 Click to comment
In Africa, famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan while other areas in Somalia and Nigeria are highly food insecure. But the reasons go beyond climate factors.
2017-04-10 17:06 Click to comment
The crippling wintertime droughts that struck California from 2013 to 2015, as well as this year's unusually wet California winter, appear to be associated with the same phenomenon: a distinctive
2017-04-06 19:15 Click to comment
Colloquially known as “rivers in the sky”, atmospheric rivers are fast-moving bands of moisture that supply the westernU.S.
2017-04-03 16:38 Click to comment
On the heels of 2016's devastating mass bleaching event at Australia's Great Barrier Reef, tourists and park managers are reporting thermal stress and mass bleaching again in early 2017.
2017-03-30 16:02 Click to comment
AsArctic acidification spreads rapidly in the Arctic Ocean, communities dependent on shellfish and other marine resources could be at risk.
2017-03-29 21:24 Click to comment
A new report describes high-priority recommendations to improve the way NOAA develops and operates models.
2017-03-29 15:17 Click to comment
NOAA: Skillful seasonal predictions of the California Current sea surface temperature possible, study says
A seasonal multi-model forecast system can produce skillful predictions of sea surface temperature in the CaliforniaCurrent System up to 4 months in advance, according to a new study published in
2017-03-29 14:35 Click to comment
Following years of exceptional drought, California's southeastern deserts were awash in a superbloom of short-lived but spectacular wildflowers in March 2017.
2017-03-28 15:59 Click to comment
A new NOAA study shows that methane emissions from the United States did not grow significantly from 2000 to 2013 and are not likely to have been an important driver of the increase in ...
2017-03-24 14:07 Click to comment
Compared to their smooth appearance at other times of year, the lines tracking Arctic and Antarctic sea ice extent become wiggly. Why is that?
2017-03-23 13:50 Click to comment
Now that the 2016-2017 winter is over with, it's time to look back and see what happened. Did our winter outlook do well?
2017-03-22 18:54 Click to comment
Despite being at opposite points of the annual cycle, the Arctic and Antarctic had something in common in March 2017: record-low sea ice extents.
2017-03-22 18:38 Click to comment
Hot and dry conditions across the Southern Plains proved perfect for the spread of large wildfires across the prairie in March.
2017-03-22 18:36 Click to comment
Based on historical climate data from thousands of stations across the United States, these maps show the warmest and coldest daytime high temperatures ever recorded at a given location on March 20—the astronomical first day of spring.
2017-03-20 15:56 Click to comment
NOAA: Understanding natural climate variability can improve predictions of sea-ice coverage at short and long term scales, study says
A study published on Nature Climate Change reports that natural variability could be responsible for up to 50 percent of the September Arctic sea ice decline since 1979.
2017-03-16 17:00 Click to comment
NOAA: Biogeochemical floats can be used to improve measurements of sea-air CO2 exchanges, study shows
A study published as an early online release on Global Biogeochemical Cycles shows the value of calibrated biogeochemical floats for providing data measurements of surface ocean partial pressure o
2017-03-16 16:16 Click to comment
Near-record warmth across the U.S. this past winter raised the odds for a warmer than average spring. Even so, several places received plenty of snow, which raised the risk of flooding in the Northern Rockies, the Northern Plains, and New England.
2017-03-14 18:27 Click to comment
A new analysis allows non-experts to view 2016 and year-to-date climate data for thousands of U.S. locations.
2017-03-14 12:54 Click to comment
This year's Iditarod sled dog race is underway, but it was forced to start hundreds of miles farther north than usual due to poor snow conditions.
2017-03-13 12:45 Click to comment
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