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How Will a Warming World Impact Alaska? 28 April 2022

How Will a Warming World Impact Alaska?

In a warming world, identifying snow and rainfall changes in locations around the world is a crucial effort due to the hydrological implications of such changes in addition to the surface albedo impacts. One such location is the last frontier, the state of Alaska.

Linking Climate Conditions To Marine Heatwaves 18 March 2022

Linking Climate Conditions To Marine Heatwaves

The Northeast Pacific Ocean has experienced episodes of intense and persistent abnormally warm conditions, also known as marine heatwaves, that have devastating ecological and economic impacts.
Interview with Climate Scientist Kathie Dello 15 March 2022

Interview with Climate Scientist Kathie Dello

Women’s History Month 2022

This article kicks off a series of interviews with NOAA Climate Program Office (CPO) employees and CPO-funded scientists in celebration of Women’s History Month.

Kathie Dello is the state climatologist of North Carolina and the director of the North Carolina State Climate Office (NCSCO). She is the 5th permanent director and first woman to hold this position at the NCSCO in the office’s history.

The period from 2000-2021 was the driest since the year 800 in the Southwest 4 March 2022

The period from 2000-2021 was the driest since the year 800 in the Southwest

Researchers, co-funded by MAPP and NIDIS, analyze how the southwestern 2000-2021 drought compares to historical droughts, and offer projections for the future.

Will COVID-19 lockdown slow the increasing trend of atmospheric CO2 concentration? 25 January 2022

Will COVID-19 lockdown slow the increasing trend of atmospheric CO2 concentration?

The pandemic has presented a unique opportunity to study the atmosphere’s response to widespread and sudden emission reductions.
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