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2014-03-10 23:00:27

Senate Democrats have announced they will be launching an overnight “talkathon” tonight about climate change.

El Nino Forecast A Sign Of Relief For Drought-Stricken Californians
2014-03-07 10:37:54

California residents plagued by drought just got some good news from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: El Niño is coming – maybe.

2014-03-06 23:28:44

Science historian and Harvard Kennedy School professor Naomi Oreskes was recently cited in the Harvard Gazette as claiming a scientific consensus on global climate change based on her 2004 survey,

2014-03-03 08:24:49

Independent study for EDF reveals ample opportunity for industry to use existing, affordable technologies to control emissions from onshore operations WASHINGTON, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/

2014-02-27 23:33:55

Friends of Science dispute Secretary of State John Kerry’s claims that Indonesia is at risk from human-caused climate change and debunk the notion that carbon is pollution, noting that carbon

Blending Synthetic Air To Measure Climate Change
2014-02-27 09:59:21

Scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have produced a synthetic air reference standard which can be used to accurately measure levels of carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere. This will greatly help scientists contribute to our understanding of climate change.

NASA Working On Better Water Resource Management For California
2014-02-26 12:23:24

NASA is developing a new technology that could help better manage and monitor water resources in California during the state’s historic drought. The space agency is partnering with the California Department of Water Resources...

Global Warming Cooled Down By Volcanic Eruptions
2014-02-25 04:32:25

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory report they have found that volcanic eruptions in the early part of the 21st century have cooled the planet.

Unstable Atlantic Deep Ocean Circulation Under Future Climate Conditions
2014-02-21 11:46:51

A new study looking at past climate change, asks if these changes in the future will be spasmodic and abrupt rather than a more gradual increase in the temperature

What Makes El Niño Taimasa Different From Normal El Niño?
2014-02-20 12:41:02

During very strong El Niño events, sea level drops abruptly in the tropical western Pacific and tides remain below normal for up to a year in the South Pacific, especially around Samoa.


Latest Climatology Reference Libraries

Urban Heat Island
2013-04-02 15:35:21

An urban heat island (UHI) is a metropolitan area that is drastically warmer than its surrounding rural areas because of human activities. The phenomenon was first looked into and described by Luke Howard during the 1810s, although he wasn’t the one to name the phenomenon. The difference in temperature is normally bigger at night as opposed to during the day, and it most obvious when winds are weak. Seasonally, UHI is seen during the summer and the winter. The key cause of the urban heat...

Impact Of Growing Degree Days For Baltimore In March
2013-01-13 08:26:45

Growing Degree Days are another huge part of our lives even though we may not deal with them directly. Growing degree days have to deal with the growing of fruits and vegetables along with other various crops that are grown throughout the United States for our personal use. As we examine the Baltimore Maryland area we can see how the impacts of a normal, El-Nino and La-Nina cycle have an impact on just the one month of March. These numbers are based on 50F which is the base number used for...

Climate Impact On Your Budget For Bismarck, North Dakota
2012-09-18 13:29:03

If you live in or around Bismarck North Dakota the graph shows you what you can roughly expect when it comes to heating and cooling your house during the ENSO Phases. Bismarck North Dakota, with its northern latitude, does have an impact on what type of heating and cooling it sees. During an Normal Phase the HDD for the region hits about 1348 on average. When the region enters into an El-Nino they can expect the amount of HDD’s to decrease to around 970 which really helps cut down on the...

ENSO Effects On Ocean Waters
2012-09-14 11:46:45

The above graph highlights how the ENSO has an impact on water temps. Northern Gulf of Mexico during EL-Nino: The first part of March during this EL-Nino cycle saw water temps in the 56-60F range, while the 8-14th saw water temps warm to the 60-64F range. By the third week of March temps had maintained 60-64F. The last week of March the temps dropped back to around 56-60F. Northern Gulf of Mexico during LA-Nina: The first week of March saw water temps approach the 70-72F range, by the...

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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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.