Around 16 percent of large-scale droughts over land originate above the ocean and these types of droughts are more extensive and severe than droughts that originate over land.
Health Concerns from Combined Heat and Pollution in South Asia
Little research has studied the impacts of combined climate conditions. Together, heat events and poor air quality in South Asia amplify the imminent health challenge.
New Perspectives on 2,000 Years of North Atlantic Climate Change
A review of recent research advancements takes a deep dive into North Atlantic ocean circulation and its potential role in historical climate shifts.
Atmospheric Teleconnections: Advanced Tools and Citizen Science
GOTHAM International Summer School on Global Teleconnections in the Earth’s Climate System – Processes, Modelling and Advanced Analysis Methods; Potsdam, Germany, 18–22 September 2017
Former NOAA Chief Scientist Warns of Threats to Science
Rick Spinrad frets about threats to science from the current administration's attitudes and budget priorities but remains hopeful that things can be turned around.
Atlantic Sea Ice Could Grow in the Next Decade
Changing ocean circulation in the North Atlantic could lead to winter sea ice coverage remaining steady and even growing in select regions.
Sea Level and Ice Sheet Changes During Past Warm Periods
PALSEA2 2015 Workshop; Tokyo, Japan, 22–24 July 2015
Ted Cruz Chairs Heated Senate Hearing on Climate Change
Republican-invited witnesses reject consensus view of climate change, charge bias in federal funding. Democratic senators decry attempt to stir controversy about well-established climate findings.
Chinese Cave Inscriptions Tell Woeful Tale of Drought
Researchers use the graffiti to extrapolate future drought risk in central China.
Rainfall Fluctuations Hinder Projections of Future Extremes
Long-period oscillations in rainfall make even long records less useful for predicting future extremes.