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Global Warming Increases Tropical Rainfall Extremes
2012-09-18 07:18:50

Scientists expect global warming to intensify extreme precipitation, but the rate of intensification in the tropics remains unclear. A new study from MIT, published online this week in Nature Geoscience, gives an estimate based on model simulations and observations.

Global Temps Reach New Highs
2012-09-18 04:56:37

This has been a summer for setting climate/environmental records. The US has had a record-breaking fire season, with over 8 million acres ablaze. The Antarctic Sea Ice has melted to record-breaking low extent. And now this summer has become the third warmest on record.

Plant Zone Map Made Obsolete By Rising Temperature
2012-09-14 10:25:53

Every packet of plant seeds that you buy for your yard or garden has a map on the back showing you what regions to plant the seeds in during what time of the year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) creates that little map and the planting guidelines, and a new set was just recently released. According to Professor Nir Krakauer, assistant professor of civil engineering at the City College of New York's Grove School of Engineering, the new map and instructions are already obsolete.

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2012-09-11 22:16:37

The forests that skirt high peaks have always been dependent on the accumulation of winter snowfalls that subsequently melt and provide valuable moisture down the steep mountain slopes.

Solar Activity Linked To Colder European Winters
2012-08-24 05:50:24

Scientists have long suspected that the Sun's 11-year cycle influences climate of certain regions on Earth. Records of average, seasonal temperatures do not date back far enough to confirm any patterns, though.

2012-08-24 00:46:08

A new record of past temperature change in the tropical Atlantic Ocean's subsurface provides clues as to why the Earth's climate is so sensitive to ocean circulation patterns.

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2012-08-20 03:00:47

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly.

How Does Climate Change Affect Animals?
2012-08-19 06:57:39

As part of an effort to better understand and predict how animals will respond to changing environmental conditions associated with global warming, researchers have published a pair of studies investigating why some species move in response to climate change and where they go.

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2012-08-16 03:00:31

Daily weather forecast and wrap-up provided by redOrbit meteorologist Joshua Kelly.


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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