Every summer, most of the sea ice near Antarctica melts away, but its saltiness leaves a permanent record that scientists can trace back for millennia.
The fifth major update of land surface air temperature data from the Climatic Research Unit and the Met Office has extended the time series, included more stations, and used better processing methods.
HadCRUT5, the new version of the Met Office Hadley Centre/Climatic Research Unit global surface temperature dataset from 1850 to 2018, has extended and improved the previous temperature record.
Climate sensitivity can be estimated using multiple variables jointly in a multi-component linear regression.
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.
Analysis of temperature and precipitation extremes in two generations of CMIP climate models revealed similarities in regional climate sensitivities, contrasting with divergent global sensitivities.
According to Chinese myth, rain is water poured out of a dragon; in reality is the Meiyu that dictates rainfall in eastern Asia, producing rain belts jumping from south in spring to north in summer.
Most climate variability is organized by a simple principle—scaling laws—allowing us to understand past and future climate change.
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.
Climate change is at the center of a remarkable international drilling operation into Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf.