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Understanding ENSO

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In light of the unpredictable 2014 ENSO events here’s a video from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology discussing ENSO. And here’s an brief explanation from NOAA.
In the first half of 2014, it appeared likely that we would have a large … Continue reading

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Sea level rise projections for Olympia, Washington

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New sea level projections, based on the latest climate model runs for the Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC, have been made by a University of Washington class in Statistical Climatology, and statistically downscaled to the city of Olympia, WA. … Continue reading

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Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Volumes 1979-2012

Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Volumes

Andy Lee Robinson created an animated visualization of the startling decline of Arctic Sea Ice, showing the minimum volume reached every September since 1979. He also composed and played the piano music, “Ice Dreams”.
Sea Ice Volume is calculated using the Pan-Arctic Ice … Continue reading

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Aerial Photos of Hurricane Sandy Damage from NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey

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A birds-eye view of some of the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy can now be viewed from NOAA‘s website. High-definition images can be viewed and downloaded for some of the Northeast’s hardest-hit areas at http://storms.ngs.noaa.gov/storms/sandy/.
The images are captured by NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey. It is the U.S. … Continue reading

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Uncertainty in ranking the hottest years of US surface temperatures

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Ranking years based on estimates of regional and temporal averages is subject to uncertainty.  This uncertainty can in fact be quite substantial. We develop a method for assessing it using simulation. The effect of temporal correlation is quite limited in … Continue reading

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Estimating daily mean temperature from synoptic climate observations

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We compare some different approaches to estimating daily mean temperature  In many countries the routine approach is to calculate the average of the directly measured minimum and maximum daily temperature. In some, the maximum and minimum are obtained from hourly measurements. In other countries, temperature reading … Continue reading

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Currently Active Wildfire in the U.S.

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How Public Health Degrees are Adapting to Health Challenges Posed by Climate Change

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Public Health Degree is a project aimed at illuminating the implications of climate change on public health. Not only does the resource provide examples of how this is happening, it also directs readers to several organizations which are striving to find … Continue reading

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An Act of Dog: Why Climate Change Is Like Walking Fido

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The Berkely Earth Surface Temperature Project

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The Berkely Earth Surface Temperature Project (www.berkeleyearth.org) has combined 15 data sets with over 30,000 stations in order to estimate the global land temperature over time. This movie illustrates where observations are available, what the global average temperature is estimated … Continue reading

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