The national temperature of 57.1 degrees F during spring was 5.2 degrees F above the long-term average, besting the previous warmest spring of 1910 by 2.0 degrees F.
Jun 5, 2012
Time and Date: The meeting will be held June 14, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and June 15, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. These times are subject to change.
Jun 1, 2012
Physical Climate, Observations, Carbon Cycle, Arctic
The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of Barrow, Alaska, reached 400 parts per million (ppm) this spring, according to NOAA measurements, the first time a monthly average measurement for the greenhouse gas attained the 400 ppm mark in a remote location.
May 22, 2012
Water Resources, Indicators, Extreme Events
The low streamflows seen throughout much of New England this April do not foreshadow a summer drought, as researchers have determined summer rainfall plays a bigger role than snowmelt runoff in determining streamflows in the summer.
May 17, 2012
Ecosystems & Biodiversity
A new study published in the journal Nature suggests that most field experiments may underestimate the degree to which the timing of leafing and flowering changes with global warming.
May 9, 2012
Recent warming of terrestrial climates combined with decreased stream flows has raised concerns about possible increases in stream temperatures in the Pacific continental United States.
May 3, 2012
Agriculture & Food, Extreme Events
A new study by scientists at Stanford and Purdue University projects that corn prices in the United States will become much more volatile in the near term because of more frequent severe heat conditions expected to result from human-caused climate change.
May 2, 2012
Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Arctic
Data collected from long distance swims by polar bears suggest that they do not stop to rest during their journey.
May 1, 2012
Observations, Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Extreme Events
Featured on USDA, a member of the U.S. Global Change Research ProgramThe Forest Service recently unveiled a product that helps natural resource managers rapidly detect, identify and respond to unexpected changes in the nation's forests by using web-based tools. The satellite-based monitoring and assessment tool aptly called ForWarn, recognizes and
The Obama Administration today released a 10-year strategic plan for research related to global change, identifying priorities that will help state and local governments, businesses, and communities prepare for anticipated changes in the global environment, including climate change, in the decades ahead.