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July 27, 2016

Global Connections Between El Nino Events, Drought

Nov. 2, 2015 — A team of researchers recently discovered that global climate change is causing general increases in both plant growth and potential drought risk. El Nino is a disruption of the ocean-atmosphere ... read more

Aug. 21, 2015 — Sumatra's burning again and the El Nino event that is occurring this year is partially to blame for the proliferation of the ... read more

Feb. 5, 2015 — A recent study determined that heavy rainfall events have become more frequent over the last 50 years on Hawai'i Island. For instance, a rare storm with daily precipitation of nearly 12 inches, ... read more

Dec. 10, 2014 — A 13-year decline in vegetation in the eastern and southeastern Amazon has been linked to a decade-long rainfall decline in the region. With global climate models projecting further drying over the ... read more

Nov. 26, 2014 — El Nino is not a contemporary phenomenon; it’s long been the Earth’s dominant source of year-to-year climate fluctuation. But as the climate warms and the feedbacks that drive the cycle change, ... read more

Weather History 'Time Machine' Created

Oct. 15, 2014 — A software program that allows climate researchers to access historical climate data for the entire global surface (excluding the poles) has been developed. This software include the oceans, and is ... read more

Aug. 3, 2014 — Rapid warming of the Atlantic Ocean, likely caused by global warming, has turbocharged Pacific Equatorial trade winds. This has caused eastern tropical Pacific cooling, amplified the Californian ... read more

Feb. 10, 2014 — The worst drought ever to hit California could rival the historic 2011 drought that devastated Texas, says a Texas A&M University ... read more

Jan. 19, 2014 — Extreme weather events fueled by unusually strong El Ninos, such as the 1983 heatwave that led to the Ash Wednesday bushfires in Australia, are likely to double in number as our planet ... read more

Sep. 17, 2013 — Human influences have directly impacted the latitude/altitude pattern of atmospheric temperature. That is the conclusion of a new report. The research compares multiple satellite records of ... read more

July 25, 2013 — A new study reveals for the first time how the mixing of cold, deep waters from below can change sea surface temperatures on seasonal and longer ... read more

July 3, 2013 — The curtain has come down on a superstar of the satellite oceanography world that played the "Great Blue Way" of the world's ocean for 11-1/2 years. The successful joint NASA and ... read more

May 23, 2013 — Three NASA-built instruments that are integral components of the next in a series of U.S./European ocean altimetry satellites have arrived in France for integration with their spacecraft in ... read more

Air Pollution and Hardening of Arteries

Apr. 23, 2013 — Long term exposure to air pollution may be linked to heart attacks and strokes by speeding up atherosclerosis, or "hardening of the arteries", according to a new ... read more

Jan. 3, 2013 — By examining a set of fossil corals that are as much as 7,000 years old, scientists have dramatically expanded the amount of information available on the El Nino-Southern Oscillation, a Pacific Ocean ... read more

Nov. 29, 2012 — By comparing simulations from 20 different computer models to satellite observations, climate scientists have found that tropospheric and stratospheric temperature changes are clearly related to ... read more

Nov. 28, 2012 — Sea levels are rising 60 per cent faster than the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's central projections, new research suggests. While temperature rises appear to be consistent with the ... read more

Oct. 18, 2012 — There's an old adage (with several variations) that California has four seasons: earthquake, fire, flood and drought. While Californians happily cede the title of Hurricane Capital of America to ... read more

July 10, 2012 — Scientists are working hard to identify just how climate change will impact weather around the world. Now researcher says that, if temperatures continue to rise, Earth can expect a significant ... read more

Two Warmest Winter Months in Midwest, U.S. History May Have Connection

June 14, 2012 — This past March was the second warmest winter month ever recorded in the Midwest, with temperatures 15 degrees above average. The only other winter month that was warmer was December of 1889, during ... read more

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