Study Shows That Climate Change is the Main Driver of Increasing Fire Weather in the Western United States 12 November 2021

Study Shows That Climate Change is the Main Driver of Increasing Fire Weather in the Western United States

A new study, part of NOAA's Drought Task Force IV research, shows the leading cause of the rapid increase of wildfires over the western U.S. is the rapid increase of surface air vapor pressure deficit.

Integrated Global Greenhouse Gas Information System (IG3IS) Best Research Practices Guidelines draft now open for comments 12 November 2021

Integrated Global Greenhouse Gas Information System (IG3IS) Best Research Practices Guidelines draft now open for comments

A draft report titled “Urban Greenhouse Gas Emissions Observation and Monitoring Best Research Practices” seeks review comments.

Machine Learning Bias Correction for Satellite Precipitation Data Products 9 November 2021

Machine Learning Bias Correction for Satellite Precipitation Data Products

Researchers used machine learning to quantify and correct for the uncertainties associated with satellite precipitation products, especially in the case of rainfall over mountainous regions. 

Why are Hurricanes So Sharp? 2 November 2021

Why are Hurricanes So Sharp?

A new framework helps explain why the Atlantic hurricane season is most intense, or sharp, between August and October.

The Ocean is Warming Even at Abyssal Depths 2 November 2021

The Ocean is Warming Even at Abyssal Depths

New observations and historical data confirm that warming trends observed previously in abyssal regions of the South Atlantic persist into recent years.

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