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  • Forecast of less stormy weather is not good news

    Storms on fine summer days might be unwelcome to many, but at least the rain and winds does act like a big brush on the weather system − bringing fresh air and relief from oppressive heat. And scientists now warn that a decrease in the frequency of such storms across much of the US, Europe and Russia in recent decades − with climate change the probable cause – could mean that ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Forecast of less stormy weather is not good news

    Storms on fine summer days might be unwelcome to many, but at least the rain and winds does act like a big brush on the weather system − bringing fresh air and relief from oppressive heat. And scientists now warn that a decrease in the frequency of such storms across much of the US, Europe and Russia in recent decades − with climate change the probable cause – could mean that ...


    By Associated Press

  • 2007 was tied as Earth`s second warmest year

    Climatologists at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York City have found that 2007 tied with 1998 for Earth’s second warmest year in a century.  Goddard Institute researchers used temperature data from weather stations on land, satellite measurements of sea ice temperature since 1982 and data from ships for earlier years. The greatest warming in 2007 occurred in the ...

  • Better Arctic Observations Needed to Meet Climate Change Challenges, Opportunities

    WMO is participating in the Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik, Iceland, from 16-18 October to draw attention to the urgent need for better weather and climate observations and services in rapidly changing Polar regions. The temperature in the Arctic Circle is rising faster than anywhere else on Earth and the sea ice is shrinking at record levels. ...

  • NASA Transfers Operational Control Of Environmental Satellite

    The Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite, a partnership between NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), was transitioned to NOAA operational organization control Feb. 22. The transition marks the next step of the mission that supports NASA's Earth science research and ...

  • Summer storm weakening leads to more persistent heat extremes

    Storm activity in large parts of the US, Europe and Russia significantly calmed down during summers over the past decades, but this is no good news. The weakening of strong winds associated with the jetstream and weather systems prolongs and hence intensifies heat extremes like the one in Russia in 2010 which caused devastating crop failures and wildfires. This is shown in a study to be published ...

  • Biral Sensors used in Antarctic Climate-Change Research

    Sensors from meteorological specialists, Biral, are currently being used in Antarctic Climate-Change Research mission, headed by a French research group. The APRES3 campaign is a long term project with the aim of measuring precipitation in Antarctica, as well as monitoring climate change to understand the effect APRES3, ...

  • Nation`s last big icebreaker endures despite age

    The last U.S. icebreaker capable of crushing through the thickest ice of the Antarctic and Arctic resumed its mission after the latest repairs to postpone its already past-due retirement. Climate change makes the 38-year-old Polar Star Icebreaker's science and security missions ever more vital, according to scientists and other backers of rebuilding the country's dwindling ice fleet. The ship ...


    By Associated Press

  • New Analyses Reveals Record-Shattering Global Temperatures in 2015

    Earth’s 2015 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Globally-averaged temperatures in 2015 shattered the previous mark set in 2014 by 0.23 degrees Fahrenheit (0.13 Celsius). Only once before, in 1998, has the new record been greater than the old ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Climate Services, Observing Systems and Research in Focus at WMO Executive Council

    The World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO)  Executive Council has agreed on measures to expand and improve research and observing networks to increase understanding of our rapidly changing climate and strengthen delivery of meteorological services vital to society and the global economy. At its annual session 15-23 May, the Executive Council also discussed enhanced disaster risk ...

  • Europe collaborates to coordinate open ocean observatories

    European scientists are joining forces to better understand oceanic change, by coordinating ocean data acquisition, analysis and response on scales ranging from the provincial to the global. Marking a major milestone, the first Assembly of Members meeting of the European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water-column Observatory (EMSO) will be held September 28-29th in Rome, Italy. Dr Henry Ruhl of ...

  • Black carbon a significant factor in melting of Himalayan glaciers

    The fact that glaciers in the Himalayan mountains are thinning is not disputed. However, few researchers have attempted to rigorously examine and quantify the causes. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientist Surabi Menon set out to isolate the impacts of the most commonly blamed culprit—greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide—from other particles in the air that may be causing the ...

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