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2011-02-03 07:25:42

Millions of Americans are dealing with an above average year for storms as an atmospheric phenomenon continues to churn in the eastern Pacific Ocean with little chance of dissipating soon. The current winter storm -- being called the blizzard of 2011 -- is possibly a product of the La Nina phenomenon that has been affecting the tropical Pacific Ocean for the past several months, the same phenomenon that is being blamed for the devastating floods and storms battering eastern Australia. Here...

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2011-01-04 13:35:00

Swiss researchers reported on Tuesday that they found evidence of a "drastic" shift since the 1970s in the north Atlantic Ocean currents that usually influence weather in the northern hemisphere. The team of biochemists and oceanographers from Switzerland, Canada and the U.S. detected changes in deep sea Atlantic corals that indicated the declining influence of the cold northern Labrador Current. They said that change "since the early 1970s is largely unique in the context of the last...

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2010-12-22 12:42:10

A new study has found that global warming is playing a major role in driving the string of freezing European winters over the past decade. According to the study, the culprit is the Arctic's receding surface ice, which scientists believe could disappear entirely by the century's end. The study reports that the mechanism uncovered triples the chances that future winters in Europe and north Asia will be similarly inclement. Cold weather has wreaked havoc throughout Europe during the winter...

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2010-07-27 06:30:00

The memory of last winter's blizzards may be fading in this summer's searing heat, but scientists studying them have detected a perfect storm of converging weather patterns that had little relation to climate change. The extraordinarily cold, snowy weather that hit parts of the U.S. East Coast and Europe was the result of a collision of two periodic weather patterns in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, a new study in the journal Geophysical Research Letters finds. It was the snowiest winter on...

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2009-10-16 06:25:00

The Southeastern United States will have a colder, wetter winter season this year, while warmer conditions will prevail in the Midwest and Northern U.S., according to the 2009 Winter Outlook released Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). "El Niño in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean is expected to be a dominant climate factor that will influence the December through February winter weather in the United States," said the...

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2009-01-14 06:41:38

Using a 218-year-long temperature record from a Bermuda brain coral, researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have created the first marine-based reconstruction showing the long-term behavior of one of the most important drivers of climate fluctuations in the North Atlantic. The North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) is a wide-ranging pressure seesaw that drives winter climate over much of North America, Europe and North Africa. Past reconstructions of the NAO have relied...

2006-10-29 03:00:18

By Lehodey, P; Alheit, J; Barange, M; Baumgartner, T; Et al ABSTRACT Fish population variability and fisheries activities are closely linked to weather and climate dynamics. While weather at sea directly affects fishing, environmental variability determines the distribution, migration, and abundance of fish. Fishery science grew up during the last century by integrating knowledge from oceanography, fish biology, marine ecology, and fish population dynamics, largely focused on the great...


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