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Amplified Greenhouse Effect Shifts Growing Seasons In The North
2013-03-11 04:37:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A warming climate and reduced temperature seasonality has resulted in increased vegetation production in northern latitudes, which have begun to resemble the conditions found in regions located several degrees of latitude further south as recently as three decades ago, an international team of researchers have discovered. Writing in the journal Nature Climate Change, 21 authors from 17 different institutions in seven countries...

Record Warming Will Lead To Faster Melting Glaciers And The Loss Looks Irreversible
2013-03-08 08:56:04

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the next few centuries, Canada's Arctic Archipelago glaciers will melt faster than ever, according to a new study. Research has revealed that 20 percent of the Canadian Arctic glaciers may have disappeared by the end of our current century, leading to an additional sea level rise of 1.4 inches. The findings, funded in part by EU's ice2sea program, are available online and will be published in an upcoming issue of Geophysical...

Wave Patterns In The Atmosphere Help Explain Weather Extremes
2013-02-26 11:51:00

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In recent years, the world has suffered from severe regional weather extremes such as the heat wave in the US in 2011, or the one in Russia in 2010 that coincided with the unprecedented Pakistan flood. There is one common physical cause behind these individual events, according to a new study from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research [PIK]. The findings of the study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of...

Climate Change Will Affect Labor Capacity Significantly In Future
2013-02-25 14:09:47

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Climate change may be somewhat of a philosophical or political debate, but according to a new study from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the debate may soon become a financial one, as well. Workers who labor without the benefit of air conditioning have already seen the amount of work they can do in the worst heat cut by about 10 percent in the past six decades due to rising temperatures, according to...

Polar Regions Will See More Snow Over Next Century, Less Everywhere Else
2013-02-23 07:19:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A newly-developed National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) climate model predicts that increasing carbon dioxide (CO2) levels will lead to less snowfall in most areas of the world — including the United States — over the next 100 years. In fact, research conducted by Sarah Kapnick of the Princeton University Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS) program and Thomas Delworth, a senior physical scientist at...

Arctic Carbon Dioxide Levels Affected By Ice Melt
2013-02-19 22:03:15

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Last year, so much sea ice in the Arctic had melted away that it beat the prior record amount set in the summer of 2007. By the end of the 2012 summer, the Arctic Ocean had lost about 2.1 million square miles of ice, according to the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Colorado. Experts began to predict the kinds of trouble such a speedy and significant melt could have on the earth´s ecosystems as a whole....

Urine Of The Rock Hyrax Can Give Past Climate Clues
2013-02-18 08:40:23

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Not cleaning a kitty´s litter box could be a disgusting thought for cat owners, but for Brian Chase of Montpellier University in France – layers of dried urine can reveal exciting new details about an environment as they stack up year after year and generation after generation. Instead of learning about the historical habitat of the common housecat, Chase and his colleagues from the European Research Council analyzed layers...

Relationship Explored Between Climate Change And Severe Weather
2013-02-15 18:38:27

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online This morning, Donald Wuebbles, a professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, presented his talk, “Severe Weather in the United States Under a Changing Climate”, at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Boston. Wuebbles drew his inspiration for his talk not only on the data showing a lopsided representation of record high...


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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Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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