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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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Arctic sea ice death spiral

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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

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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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Multi-year Arctic Sea Ice

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The most visible change in the Arctic region in recent years has been the rapid decline of the perennial ice cover. The perennial ice is the portion of the sea ice floating on the surface of the ocean that survives … Continue reading

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Surging Seas: A Project of Climate Central

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Global warming has raised global sea level about 8 inches since 1880, and the rate of rise is accelerating. Rising seas dramatically increase the odds of damaging floods from storm surges. A Climate Central analysis finds the odds of “century” or worse … Continue reading

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Ecosystems Science and Scientists — A Film from NOAA

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