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La Nada Event In Pacific
2013-09-10 15:37:20

Based on satellite data, experts have found near-normal sea-surface height conditions across the equatorial Pacific Ocean, indicative of a so called “La Nada” event.

Rainfall In South Pacific Varied Much More Dramatically Before 20th Century
2013-09-10 09:16:25

A new reconstruction of climate in the South Pacific during the past 446 years shows rainfall varied much more dramatically before the start of the 20th century than after.

Global Warming Increases Risk Of Record Heat
2013-09-06 04:50:27

Last July was the hottest month in the history of US weather record keeping, but it may not hold that title for long, researchers from Stanford University claim in a recently-published report.

2013-08-30 23:21:54

Data centers require cooling, dust suppression and ESD control.

Understanding Desert Plant Migration
2013-08-30 13:24:31

New research shows that greater plant density allows more water to seep into the ground in arid, desert-like areas.

Surprising Resilience Shown By Alaska Tundra After Unprecedented Fire
2013-08-30 09:20:21

Despite the size and severity of the massive 2007 Anaktuvuk River fire on Alaska’s North Slope, much of the arctic vegetation has recovered and the tundra is likely to return to its pre-fire condition

Wildfires Could Become More Frequent Due To Changing Climate
2013-08-29 08:15:05

The Western US, where firefighters are currently battling dozens of fires in at least 11 states, has received bad news from a new study led by environmental scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Last Glacial Maximum Peaked In Spain Much Earlier Than Elsewhere
2013-08-26 14:15:13

While it’s widely believed that the world’s massive ice sheets were at their greatest extent 20,000 years ago during the last glacial maximum, new research in Scientific Reports suggested that the glacial peak was much earlier in modern-day Spain.

2013-08-19 23:02:48

When enough raindrops fall over land instead of the ocean, they begin to add up.


Latest Climate Reference Libraries

Scots Pine
2014-04-14 10:50:20

Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) is the only native pine to Europe and Asia and was introduced in New Zealand and the colder climates of North America. The Scots pine grows at sea level to 3281 feet in the northern regions and 3937-8530 feet in the south. The Scots pine grows to heights of 114 feet with a trunk that is just over three feet through. The bark is thick and dark grey-brown on the lower trunk with the upper trunk having bark that is thin and orange. The trunk is long and straight...

Climate Change
2013-04-01 11:05:27

Climate change is a substantial and lasting change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods of time ranging from decades to millions of years. It might be a change in the average weather conditions, or in the distribution of weather around the average conditions. Climate change is a result of factors that include oceanic processes, biotic processes, variations in solar radiation received buy Earth, volcanic eruptions, and plate tectonics, and human induced alterations...

Post Weather Report From August 2, 2012
2012-08-03 11:43:48

Four major events occurred yesterday, the first being the formation of Tropical Storm Ernesto, which is now located just east of the Windward Islands with winds near 45 knots. The second was the heat in the Southern Plains as many places saw temps over 100F with heat index values near 105-110 for the region. High temperatures are again one of the main story makers across the country. 100 degree temperatures continue to plague Texas and Oklahoma. Eleven out of the last 14 days in...

Post Weather Report From September 5, 2012
2012-09-06 08:00:50

September 5: The southwest was encompassed in the monsoon rains yesterday bringing areas of flash flooding to portions of Arizona. Another smaller but large flooding event occurred along the Mississippi Gulf Coast where places in Jackson County received 7inches of rainfall in 2 1/2hours which lead to large flooding problems of already saturated grounds from Isaac-1. The heat persisted in Eastern Texas and into Louisiana and northward into Arkansas as some places felt temps hit the100’s with...

Weather Reference Library
2012-09-03 15:50:59

Honolulu is located in the Pacific Ocean and has a mostly marine time climate. Honolulu has a pretty consistent temperature average from month to month. This is a look at the La-Nina impacts on the local area. January 2010: For the month of January it is typical to see average high temps in the 80’s while overnight lows drop into the 70’s. During the El-Nino event January temps were 60% of the month at the normal, while 40% of the month was marked with above temps and 0% of the month...

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