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Pacific sea level predicts global temperature changes

The amount of sea level rise in the Pacific Ocean can be used to estimate future global surface temperatures, according to a new report led by …

Global Warming

Human-caused climate change has been happening for a lot longer than we thought, scientists say

A new paper is challenging our understanding of how long human-caused climate change has been at work on Earth. And the authors say their findings may question existing ideas about how sensitive the planet is to greenhouse gas emissions — with potentially big implications for our global climate …

Climate Change

How Sea Surface Temperatures Affect an Atmospheric Phenomenon

Tropical disturbances affect growing seasons across Asia, monsoons in India and West Africa, and even hurricanes and floods in the United States. …

Human-induced climate change began earlier than previously thought

Signs of warming appear as early as 1830 say researchers, whose analysis will help build accurate baseline of temperature before influence of human activity<p>Continents and oceans in the northern hemisphere began to warm with industrial-era fossil fuel emissions nearly 200 years ago, pushing back the …

Climate Change

Analysis of "Next year or the year after, the Arctic will be free of ice"

Seven scientists analyzed the article and estimated its overall scientific credibility to be ‘low’. more about the credibility rating<br>A majority of …

Going out for ice cream: a first date with the Pacific Decadal Oscillation

Understanding the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) as multiple layers of ice cream. And how is it related to the El Niño-Southern Oscillation?

Global Warming

North Atlantic 'weather bomb' tremor measured in Japan

<b>Seismologists in Japan have tracked, for the first time, a particular type of tiny vibration that wobbled through the Earth from the Atlantic seafloor.</b><p>It was started by a "weather bomb": the same low-pressure storm, off Greenland, which made UK headlines in late 2014.<p>Tiny tremors, of two types, …

Geology

Does Water Vapor from Volcanic Eruptions Cause Climate Warming?

When the Earth absorbs solar radiation, the planet heats up. Some of that energy escapes back into space as electromagnetic radiation, but certain …

Noise and signal in Antarctica

A new study in Nature has highlighted that parts of the Antarctic Peninsula have showed a cooling trend over the past couple of decades. Should we be …

Climate Change

Clouds get high on climate change

Changes in cloud patterns match predictions from climate simulations of a warming world.<p>Clouds are moving up, up and away. An analysis of satellite …

Climate Change

RAPID data download

From this page you can download the RAPID timeseries data. A full description of the data files is given in the README file and the error estimates …

Pacific Ocean behind recent Antarctic sea ice growth, study says

Scientists have long been searching for an explanation for the contrasting fortunes of sea ice at the Earth’s poles. While the Arctic has seen a …

Global Warming

Crippled Atlantic currents triggered ice age climate change

The last ice age wasn’t one long big chill. Dozens of times temperatures abruptly rose or fell, causing all manner of ecological change. …

Global Warming

Vagaries of Atlantic overturning | Nature Geoscience

Peer review: Close inspection

This article was originally published in the journal <i>Nature</i><p>To improve your own papers, learn how to evaluate other scientists' work.<p>Before she had …

March 2016 El Niño update: Spring Forward

El Niño is weakening. What impacts did it have on winter weather? And what's this about La Niña?

Climate Change

Weather Facts Throughout Super Bowl History

February has Valentine’s Day, but it also has the Super Bowl. Super Bowl Sunday has become an “unofficial” holiday for many people. The 50th Super Bowl is being held in Santa Clara, California. A recent article at Weather.com caught my eye because it asked the question, “Will El Niño Help Soak the …

NFL

The mystery of the expanding tropics

As Earth's dry zones shift rapidly polewards, researchers are scrambling to figure out the cause — and consequences.<p>One spring day in 2004, Qiang Fu …

Climate Change

Renewable Jet Fuel Is Taking Flight

It’s been one year since we at the Energy Department ramped up our efforts to develop renewable jet fuel for the military and commercial aviation …

Clues in Coral Hint at Looming Temperature Spike

• <i>Published:</i> December 22nd, 2014<p>Chemical clues in skeletons produced by coral growing at Kiribati contain a newly discovered warning. They caution of a …

Climate Change

Take 2

<i>This is a guest post by Mat Collins, who is the joint Met Office Chair in Climate Change and professor in the College of Engineering, Mathematics,</i> …

Climate Change

Warm Ocean Waters Boosting Typhoons, Record Heat

By Andrea Thompson<p><i>Published:</i> December 10th, 2014<p>The Philippines has emerged from under the lashing winds and rains of Typhoon Hagupit, now just a …

Weather

The Argo revolution

<i>A fleet of robots dives and drifts through the global ocean, and it has revolutionized our understanding of our watery planet.</i><p>There is a saying in …

The most popular deceptive climate graph

<b>The “World Climate Widget” from Tony Watts’ blog is probably the most popular deceptive image among climate “skeptics”. We’ll take it under the</b> …

CO2 Takes Just 10 Years to Reach Planet’s Peak Heat

By Brian Kahn<p><i>Published:</i> December 3rd, 2014<p>In a study that could have important ramifications on estimating the impacts, costs and benefits of …

Climate Change

Robotic Floats Will Reveal Southern Ocean’s Mysteries

By Greta Shum<p><i>Published:</i> November 28th, 2014<p>This December, Hannah Zanowski, a graduate student at Princeton University, will travel to Cape Town, …

Southern Ocean

CO2 warming effects felt just a decade after being emitted

It takes just 10 years for a single emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) to have its maximum warming effects on the Earth.<p>This is according to …

What is a polar vortex?

Polar Vortex. It sounds like it could be some sort of alien death-ray or an extremely powerful washing machine, but what does it have to do with cold …

Global Warming