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October 21, 2020

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Are Climate Scientists Being Too Cautious When Linking Extreme Weather to Climate Change?

Climate science has focused on avoiding false alarms when linking extreme events to climate change. But it could learn from how weather forecasters ...

Fuels, Not Fire Weather, Control Carbon Emissions in Boreal Forest

A team has found that the amount of carbon that burns in wildfires in western boreal forests depends more on available fuels than on fire weather such as drought conditions, temperature, or ...

New Global Temperature Data Will Inform Study of Climate Impacts on Health, Agriculture

A new data set provides high-resolution, daily temperatures from around the globe that could prove valuable in studying human health impacts from ...

Without the North American Monsoon, Reining in Wildfires Gets Harder

New research shows that while winter rains can temper the beginning of the wildfire season, monsoon rains are what shut them down. This monsoon season was the second-driest on record, leaving ...
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Marine Heatwaves Can Strengthen Hurricanes

Oceanographers have found that a hurricane can be considerably strengthened in the Gulf of Mexico through the compounding effects of two extreme weather events. This process could continue in the ...

More Accurate Modelling of Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources

To better document the repercussions of climate change on regional water resources, researchers from around the world now have access to HYSETS, a database of hydrometric, meteorological and ...

Disastrous Duo: Heatwaves and Droughts

Simultaneous heatwaves and droughts are becoming increasingly common in western parts of the Unites States, according to a new study. Periods of dry and hot weather, which can make wildfires more ...

Climate Change Threatens Breeding Birds

Surviving on a warming planet can be a matter of timing -- but simply shifting lifecycle stages to match the tempo of climate change has hidden dangers for some animals, according to new research. ...

Spreading Ghost Forests on NC Coast May Contribute to Climate Change

A new study found the spread of ghost forests across a coastal region of North Carolina may have implications for global ...

Increasing Stability Decreases Ocean Productivity, Reduces Carbon Burial

As the globe warms, the atmosphere is becoming more unstable, but the oceans are becoming more stable, according to an international team of climate scientists, who say that the increase in stability ...

Coldest Northern Hemisphere Temps of Minus 69.6 Degress Celsius: Greenland, 1991

Nearly 30 years after recording a temperature of minus 93.2 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 69.6 Celsius) in Greenland, the measurement has been verified by the World Meteorological Organization as the ...

New Knowledge 211Ʊ What Causes Thunderstorms and Cloud Bursts

Thunderstorms often provoke violent cloud bursts that can result in devastating flooding. But what actually spawns thunderstorms and cloud bursts? This question has spurred a new ...

Marine Heatwaves Are Human-Made

Heatwaves in the world's oceans have become over 20 times more frequent due to human influence. This is what researchers are now able to demonstrate. Marine heatwaves destroy ecosystems and ...

Unusual Climate Conditions Influenced WWI Mortality and Subsequent Influenza Pandemic

Scientists have spotted a once-in-a-century climate anomaly during World War I that likely increased mortality during the war and the influenza pandemic in the years that ...

5G Wireless May Lead to Inaccurate Weather Forecasts

Upcoming 5G wireless networks that will provide faster cell phone service may lead to inaccurate weather forecasts, according to a new study on a controversial issue that has created anxiety among ...

Compounding Impact of Severe Weather Events Fuels Marine Heatwave in the Coastal Ocean

Researchers can offer insight into why these storms intensified quickly as they moved across the continental ...

Evaporation Critical to Coronavirus Transmission as Weather Changes

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, it is increasingly urgent to understand how climate impacts the spread of the coronavirus, particularly as winter virus infections are more common and the northern ...

2020 Arctic Sea Ice Minimum at Second Lowest on Record

The 2020 minimum extent, which was likely reached on Sept. 15, 2020 measured 1.44 million square miles (3.74 million square ...

Indian Monsoon Can Be Predicted Better After Volcanic Eruptions

Large volcanic eruptions can help to forecast the monsoon over India - the seasonal rainfall that is key for the country's agriculture and thus for feeding one billion people. As erratic as they ...

Solar Storm Forecasts for Earth Improved With Help from the Public

Scientists used observations recorded by members of the public to increase accuracy of computer model predictions of when harmful CMEs will hit ...

NASA Monitors Carbon Monoxide from California Wildfires

The observations from Earth orbit show high-altitude concentrations of the gas that are more than 10 times typical ...

Arctic Transitioning to a New Climate State

The fast-warming Arctic has started to transition from a predominantly frozen state into an entirely different climate with significantly less sea ice, warmer temperatures, and more rain, according ...

$500 Billion Question: What's the Value of Studying the Ocean's Biological Carbon Pump?

A new study puts an economic value on the benefit of research to improve knowledge of the biological carbon pump and reduce the uncertainty of ocean carbon sequestration ...

Developing Models to Predict Storm Surges

Storm surges sometimes can increase coastal sea levels 10 feet or more, jeopardizing communities and businesses along the water, but new research shows there may be a way to predict periods when ...

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