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

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.

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

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.

United States May See Extreme Changes In Climate Within 50 Years
2012-12-18 07:14:49

With the recent history of extreme droughts and super storms, many are wondering what the future holds for the climate of the eastern United States. New research from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has taken the guesswork out of it.

Climate Impacts Of Polar Low Arctic Hurricanes
2012-12-17 05:32:40

The intense, small scale storms known as polar lows could have a tremendous impact on oceanic water circulation and climate predictions, a team of researchers from the US and UK have discovered.

Winters Will Be Warmer And Wetter In The Northeast By 2070
2012-12-13 11:01:04

A team of climate scientists suggest temperatures are going to be significantly warmer in all seasons in the next 30 years, especially in winter.

Corals Shrinking Around Equator Thanks To Global Warming
2012-12-11 14:34:21

A new study showed that when sea surface temperatures increased by about 0.7 degrees Celsius during the last interglacial warm period, the Earth’s equatorial regions saw their corals shrink.

Climate Is The Hot Topic In Doha
2012-12-07 18:50:23

ESA joined international delegates in Doha, Qatar, to discuss how satellite observations show our planet’s most sensitive areas reacting to climate change – and how this information is useful to the people living there.

Climate Forecasts In The Long Term Need Work
2012-12-07 08:13:29

A research team from the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association has evaluated 23 current climate models to assess their ability to predict the weather conditions for the coming year or even the next decade.

2012-11-30 20:58:51

Climate scientists are still grappling with one of the main questions of modern times: how high will global temperatures rise if the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide doubles.

New Trends In Climate Change Sweeping The Globe
2012-11-29 14:50:10

World Meteorological Association (WMO) reports on a global warming trend experienced during the first 10 months of 2102.


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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