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West Antarctica Deglaciation Began Much Earlier Than Thought
2013-08-15 10:21:16

One of the deepest ice cores ever drilled in Antarctica is revealing some interesting evidence about the southern continent’s turbulent past and the role Earth’s orbit played in the history of the ice ages.

Summer Heat Extremes Will Quadruple In Intensity By 2040
2013-08-15 08:17:59

Extreme heat waves, such as the one that blanketed the US last year and baked Russia in 2010, are expected to continue, becoming much more frequent and widespread in the near future.

Young And Old Song Sparrows Experience Climate Change Differently
2013-08-12 15:52:50

What's good for adults is not always best for the young, and vice versa. At least that is the case with song sparrows and how they experience the effects of climate change

Climate Science Boost With Tropical Aerosols Profile
2013-08-02 12:59:57

The seasonal influence of aerosols on Australia's tropical climate can now be included in climate models following completion of the first long-term study of fine smoke particles generated by burning of the savanna open woodland and grassland.

Violence Linked To Climate Change
2013-08-02 09:27:10

From higher crime rates to a greater chance of social upheaval, a new study predicts more violence across the globe will be one of the effects of climate change.

Scientists Are Decoding Mechanism For Long-term Climate Fluctuations In The Atlantic
2013-07-25 10:29:13

A German-Russian research team has investigated the role of heat exchange between ocean and atmosphere in long-term climate variability in the Atlantic.

Pacific Northwest Nighttime Heat Waves Occurring More Frequently
2013-07-20 05:14:17

In western Washington and Oregon, it might not be so easy to sleep this summer. Nighttime heat waves are becoming more frequent, and records show that on average, heat waves tend to strike around the last week of July.

New Variability In Iron Supply To The Oceans With Climate Implications Discovered By Scientists
2013-07-19 09:44:51

The supply of dissolved iron to oceans around continental shelves has been found to be more variable by region than previously believed -- with implications for future climate prediction.

Earthworm Poop Could Help Improve Climate Change Models
2013-07-09 04:49:08

A recent discovery about earthworm excrement could help scientists improve our models of future climate change.

Atmospheric Circulation Patterns In Australia Disrupted By Climate Tug Of War
2013-06-26 14:03:02

Further evidence of climate change shifting atmospheric circulation in the southern Australian-New Zealand region has been identified in a new study.


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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