Warming during February and March since the 1980s has driven declines in snowpack in the Rocky Mountains of western North America, according to a recent study published in Geophysical Research Letters.
Natural variability alone cannot explain the recent (past century) warming trend, confirms a new study published in Nature Geoscience.
Over the past decade, the upper ocean has been warming at a slower rate than it has since 1958, while the deeper ocean below 2300 feet has experienced an increase in warming, according to new research published in Geophysical Research Letters.
Warming in recent decades, coupled with natural climate variations, has intensified the summer monsoon system across Asia, West Africa, and North America, according to a recent paper in PNAS.
The annual range of precipitation has increased across the globe, mostly due to the fact that wet seasons have become wetter, according to a new study published in Nature Geoscience.
By the year 2100, surface temperatures will exceed those of the Holocene (the past about 11,300 years), according to new research published in Science.
Plant communities from grasslands to forests contain an intrinsic system sensitivity to water availability, allowing them to adapt to extreme shifts such as drought and flooding, according to a recent study published in Nature. The authors analyzed how plants responded to wet and dry periods during t
Last year was the 10th warmest year for the globe since records began in 1880, making it the 36th consecutive year in which global temperatures were above average, according to a recent analysis by NOAA. What’s more, all 12 years in the 21st century have been among the 14 warmest years on record, with 2010 and 2005 ranking as warmest and second warmest, respectively.
Temperatures in the Southwest U.S. are predicted to increase, with the greatest warming (3.5-6.5 degrees F) in the summer season and a localized maximum in central Utah, according to a new technical report produced as part of a series of regional climate descriptions by the NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service prepared as input for the U.S.