Swings in temperature are what the MJO does best. Winter storm Grayson in January 2018. Antti Lipponen In many parts of the world, February 2018 seemed like it was trying to be spring and winter simultaneously. There were 70 degree days and ferocious blizzards, and everything in between. All in all, it’s […]
In this Jan. 2, 2018, file photo, ice skaters take advantage of unseasonable warm temperatures to ice skate outside at Westchester Lagoon in Anchorage, Alaska. New U.S. weather data shows that the Arctic just finished its warmest winter on record, with plenty of open water where the ocean normally freezes. […]
The organic carbon found in permafrost is being released as the ice melts after ages of confinement in the soil, and making its way into Arctic and subarctic lakes and ponds, modifying their composition. These are the findings of an international team of researchers that includes Professor Isabelle Laurion of […]
In this Feb. 1, 2018 file photo, Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, leaves a snow covered meadow after conducting the second snow survey of the season near Echo Summit, Calif. Welcome drifts of fresh snow await California’s water managers […]
Temperatures at the earth’s surface on February 25 at 1200 GMT. Not for the first time in recent years, Europe has descended into a deep freeze while the Arctic experiences record high temperatures, leaving scientists to ponder the role global warming may play in turning winter weather upside down. The […]
ESA’s Sun-watching Proba-2 minisatellite shows the aftermath of 18 February 2014’s coronal mass ejection. Living near a star is risky business, and positioning a spacecraft near the Sun is a very good way to observe rapidly changing solar activity and deliver early warning of possibly harmful space weather. ESA is […]
THE RISING CONCENTRATIONS OF GREENHOUSE GASES IN THE ATMOSPHERE LEAD TO GLOBAL WARMING, WHICH IS A MAJOR CHALLENGE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.
THE NATIONAL CENTERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION GET A LOT OF, WELL, ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION. THEY GATHER AN IMMENSE AMOUNT OF CLIMATE DATA, AND IN ORDER TO ORGANIZE IT ALL, THEY SIT DOWN ON THE 4TH OF EVERY MONTH TO REVIEW EVERYTHING THAT’S COME IN.
But don’t let the weather fool you about the climate. Orange you glad it didn’t snow harder? Wikimedia Commons Though it sounds like a factoid ripped straight from Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, experts confirmed that Jacksonville, Florida really was colder than Anchorage, Alaska on Tuesday. With strange weather fronts and severe storms blowing across […]
Water vapor across the globe on Jan. 3, 2018. Credit: NASA Just when you thought the weather couldn’t get worse, the Washington Post hits us with “bomb cyclone.” That’s right, forecasters suggest this “bomb” will make the U.S. East Coast unbearable for many. How does a system become bomb-cyclone status? Its atmospheric […]