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2013-01-15 09:57:12

U.S. government climate experts will announce new data on global temperature conditions in 2012 during a news teleconference at 2 p.m. EST Tuesday, Jan. 15. NASA and NOAA scientists will discuss the new results and the year's most significant weather and climate events. NASA and NOAA each independently produce a record of Earth's surface temperatures and changes based on historical observations over the land surface and oceans. Consistency between the two analyses, together with those...

Global Warming Contributes To Record-setting Temperature Extremes
2013-01-15 05:40:39

[ Watch the Video: What Is Global Warming ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Measurements around the world indicate that monthly temperature extremes have become more frequent. A new study from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and the Compluntense University reveals that on average, there are five times more record-breaking hot months globally than would be expected without long-term global warming. The study, published in Climate...

2013-01-09 12:39:27

How does mathematics improve our understanding of weather and climate? Can mathematicians determine whether an extreme meteorological event is an anomaly or part of a general trend? Presentations touching on these questions will be given at the annual national mathematics conference in San Diego, California. New results will also be presented on the MJO (pronounced "mojo"), a tropical atmospheric wave which governs monsoons and also impacts rainfall in North America, and yet does not fit into...

New Model Assesses Extent Of Sea Level Rise By 2100
2013-01-07 09:01:17

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two professors with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have taken on a new approach to assess future sea level rise due to the world´s melting ice sheets. Their study, published this week in Nature Climate Change, is the first of its kind to use structured expert elicitation (EE) along with an approach that mathematically pools other experts´ opinions to gain a clear picture on ice sheet melting....

UK Has Second-Wettest Year On Record
2013-01-04 11:15:53

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to data released by England´s meteorological agency the Met Office, 2012 was the second wettest year on record for the U.K., with total rainfall at 52.4 inches — just 2.5 inches short of the all-time record set in 2000. Most areas were affected by extreme weather, the BBC reports, and thousands of homes were flooded while farmers struggled to grow crops in the saturated soil. The disturbing part of this...

Human Evolution May Have Been Driven By Environmental Fluctuations
2012-12-25 05:51:40

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A research team from Penn State and Rutgers University found that roughly 2 million years ago in East Africa, a series of rapid environmental changes may be responsible for driving human evolution. "The landscape early humans were inhabiting transitioned rapidly back and forth between a closed woodland and an open grassland about five to six times during a period of 200,000 years," said Clayton Magill, graduate student in geosciences...

Colorado River Expected To Experience Shrinkage
2012-12-24 06:05:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers anticipate the Colorado River will shrink by 10-percent over the next few decades, and that could spell trouble for the approximately 40 million people who rely on it for water. Richard Seager, a climate scientist at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, and colleagues report the river will fall victim to warmer weather caused by increasing amounts of greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere....

New Twist To Sea Ice Forecasting Brought By NASA's Operation IceBridge Data
2012-12-20 12:57:40

NASA Shrinking Arctic sea ice grabbed the world's attention again earlier this year with a new record low minimum. Growing economic activity in the Arctic, such as fishing, mineral exploration and shipping, is emphasizing the need for accurate predictions of how much of the Arctic will be covered by sea ice. Every June, an international research group known as the Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) publishes a summary of the expected September Arctic sea ice minimum known as the...


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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