Author Archives: EarthNow Team
February 2014 Climate Digest
Overview Each month, we will provide information regarding the previous month’s climate. Overall, preliminary data analysis suggests that February 2014 was the 21st warmest February on record (since 1880). Major stories include a colder than average United States and warmer … Continue reading
Extreme Weather and Climate Change
As part of National Severe Weather Preparedness week, the EarthNow team is releasing its latest featured story, regarding extreme weather and climate change. Three out of four adults in America say that global warming is affecting weather in the United States. Global warming is also being blamed on changing weather patterns internationally, including by delegates at the United Nations Convention on Climate Change. This piece explores what the science says about these changes and extreme weather.
For more information on how you can “be a force of nature,” visit NOAA’s Weather-Ready Nation page at: http://noaa.gov/wrn Continue reading
Seasonal Outlooks (March – May 2014)
The data for the global temperature and precipitation outlooks are provided by the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI). The IRI was established as a cooperative agreement between NOAA’s Climate Program Office and Columbia University. It is part of The Earth Institute, Columbia University. The data for these maps are constructed primarily from several climate models, with some minor tweaks by climatologists.
The data for the U.S. drought outlook are provided by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. Continue reading