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.
HadEX3 is an updated dataset of gridded temperature and precipitation extremes, that covers the period of 1901 to 2018 and has improved spatio-temporal coverage.
Flexible definitions of the word “climate” may impede policy discussions on climate change. Closing apparent gaps between “climate” and “weather” may help reduce the ambiguity.
A new index for quantifying regional sensitivities to the influence of periodic events.
Lightning is a symptom and a cause of climate change. A recently established task team is working to make lightning data available and useful for climate science and service applications.
Scientists evaluate the economic and environmental impacts of a warmer climate on European countries, finding a range of effects on tourism, electricity demand, and ecosystem production.
A reexamination of the global water cycle shows that tropical coastlines exert a profound influence on atmospheric water circulation by wringing water vapor from the atmosphere.
During a newly identified "flavor" of La Niña called La Niña Modoki, aerosol concentrations over different regions of eastern China may depend heavily on the strength of the event.