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.
Superstorm Sandy may have been influenced by Arctic sea ice loss caused by human-induced climate changes, according to an article in Oceanography.
Predictions of the effects of El Niño events on U.S. winter weather could become a lot more accurate using the results of a new study, according to the authors of the article published in Journal of Climate.
Melting Arctic sea ice in recent decades is linked to changes in atmospheric circulation over the Northern Hemisphere during winter, resulting in increased cold surges over large parts of North America, Europe, and eastern Asia, according to a recent study in PNAS .
Researchers led by Emanuele Di Lorenzo at the Georgia Institute of Technology are beginning to make connections between climate change, various cyclical Pacific Ocean currents, and their potential affect on coastal marine ecosystems.
The climate system is dynamic. Forceful winds and ocean currents circumnavigate the globe, redistributing the energy of the sun. The sun provides the external energy that drives the climate from the outside. The sun also stimulates internal changes that cause, for example, ocean currents to weaken or strengthen and trade winds to migrate.
The climate system is dynamic and complex. While weather details changes over short periods of time, like when anvil-shaped clouds burst in the late afternoon during monsoon season, climate describes average conditions over longer intervals.