Alaska RISA launches Alaska Statewide Temperature Index Tool 11 August 2020

Alaska RISA launches Alaska Statewide Temperature Index Tool

The collaboratively built tool helps answer the common question asked of Alaskan climatologists: has it been particularly hot/cold lately? 

First-ever daily time series reveals strength of deep ocean circulation system in the South Atlantic 6 August 2020

First-ever daily time series reveals strength of deep ocean circulation system in the South Atlantic

The study may have large implications for the climate and weather forecasts made by ocean models in the future. 

NOAA funds new tracking and forecasting system to prevent mosquito-borne disease outbreaks 6 August 2020

NOAA funds new tracking and forecasting system to prevent mosquito-borne disease outbreaks

The system tracks places and times in the United States and neighboring regions when climate factors might enhance transmission of illnesses like Zika, dengue fever, and chikungunya spread by species of Aedes mosquitoes.

Ocean heatwaves dramatically shift habitats 5 August 2020

Ocean heatwaves dramatically shift habitats

“Thermal displacement” reflects how far species must go to follow preferred temperatures

Marine heatwaves across the world’s oceans can displace habitat for sea turtles, whales, and other marine life by 10s to thousands of kilometers. They dramatically shift these animals' preferred temperatures in a fraction of the time that climate change is expected to do the same, new research funded by NOAA's Climate Program Office shows.

New research identifies regions with worsening "snow droughts" around the world 3 August 2020

New research identifies regions with worsening "snow droughts" around the world

Western United States snowmelt deficit found to be of increasing intensity and length in recent years

Snow is used by approximately ⅙ of Earth’s population for drinking, agriculture, and hydropower, among other uses. Despite its importance, “snow droughts,” or deficits in snowmelt, which can have serious regional and global consequences, have been fairly unexplored compared to other forms of drought, until now.

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