October Was 332nd Consecutive Globally Warm Month

Twenty-seven or younger? Then you’ve never experienced a month in which the global temperature has been colder than average, according to the latest data from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

October Was 332nd Consecutive Globally Warm Month

Twenty-seven or younger? Then you’ve never experienced a month in which the global temperature has been colder than average, according to the latest data from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Great Lakes currents map

Using the same tech Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda Viegas created to show wind flow, the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory mapped water flow in the Great Lakes, based on forecasting simulations.

Great Lakes currents map

Using the same tech Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda Viegas created to show wind flow, the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory mapped water flow in the Great Lakes, based on forecasting simulations.

Posted 2 years ago
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The NOAA animation is incredible, check it out!

Ocean Surface Temperature

Sea surface temperature (SST) simulation from GFDL’s high resolution coupled atmosphere-ocean model. As the animation focuses on various locations of the world ocean we see the major current systems eg. the Agulhas current, Brazil current, Gulf Stream, Pacific Equatorial current, Kuroshio current. The small scale eddy structure is resolved and evident.

State of the Climate Global Analysis April 2012

Note: The data presented in this report are preliminary. Ranks and anomalies may change as more complete data are received and processed. Effective November 2011, the GHCN-M version 3.1.0 dataset of monthly mean temperature replaced the GHCN-M version 3 monthly mean temperature dataset. Beginning with the October 2011 Global monthly State of the Climate Report, GHCN-M version 3.1.0 is used for NCDC climate monitoring activities, including calculation of global land surface temperature anomalies and trends.

State of the Climate Global Analysis April 2012

Note: The data presented in this report are preliminary. Ranks and anomalies may change as more complete data are received and processed. Effective November 2011, the GHCN-M version 3.1.0 dataset of monthly mean temperature replaced the GHCN-M version 3 monthly mean temperature dataset. Beginning with the October 2011 Global monthly State of the Climate Report, GHCN-M version 3.1.0 is used for NCDC climate monitoring activities, including calculation of global land surface temperature anomalies and trends.

Posted 2 years ago
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WeatherSpark

WeatherSpark is a website that  has changed how I look at the weather. Like most other weather sites it  provides a local forecast based on a variety of data sources including  NOAA (there are international data sources for those outside the US).  Unlike some other sites, like Weather Underground or Weather.com,  WeatherSpark is built on the idea that the user should control what data  is displayed using either real-time data or historical trends.

WeatherSpark

WeatherSpark is a website that has changed how I look at the weather. Like most other weather sites it provides a local forecast based on a variety of data sources including NOAA (there are international data sources for those outside the US). Unlike some other sites, like Weather Underground or Weather.com, WeatherSpark is built on the idea that the user should control what data is displayed using either real-time data or historical trends.

Posted 2 years ago
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The Big Heat, Visualized

A shroud of high pressure has taken a foot-hold over the U.S. from the Plains to the Northeast, and with it has brought temperatures well into the 90’s and 100’s for half of the country. This animation shows the predicted daily high temperatures from NOAA’s high resolution North American Model (NAM) from July 13-21, 2011.

Climatologists figuring out which data makes their models better

In order to improve long-term predictions of global climate change,  we need more information about the current and changing environment.  Unfortunately, in the current era of government budget problems,  expensive satellite climate studies are being cut,  so it is important to identify the measurements we need the most,  choosing among things like air temperature, pressure, humidity, radiance  at various wavelengths, radiation transfer to and from the surface,  etc.

Climatologists figuring out which data makes their models better

In order to improve long-term predictions of global climate change, we need more information about the current and changing environment. Unfortunately, in the current era of government budget problems, expensive satellite climate studies are being cut, so it is important to identify the measurements we need the most, choosing among things like air temperature, pressure, humidity, radiance at various wavelengths, radiation transfer to and from the surface, etc.

Posted 3 years ago
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Where the water resources are and where it goes

The placement of each line represents a rainfall measurement, and the  length and end placement is based on urban consumption. Lines pulled  farther from its source change to black. The data comes from two  sources: USGS for water consumption and NOAA/NWS for rainfall data  provided.

Where the water resources are and where it goes

The placement of each line represents a rainfall measurement, and the length and end placement is based on urban consumption. Lines pulled farther from its source change to black. The data comes from two sources: USGS for water consumption and NOAA/NWS for rainfall data provided.

Posted 3 years ago
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