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Global Warming Is Changing the Winds Off Antarctica, Driving Ice Melt – InsideClimate News

Global warming is driving a shift in regional winds around the edges of Antarctica, and that’s speeding up the meltdown of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, new research shows. Westerly winds that enable warmer ocean water to creep beneath the…

Typhoon Krosa follows leader Supertyphoon Lekima

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NOAA-NASA’s Suomi NPP satellite captured this image using NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Worldview application on Aug. 8, 2019, and it shows Supertyphoon Lekima heading towards the coast of China as Typhoon Krosa brings up the rear moving slowly towards Japan.

Why does El Niño decay faster than La Niña?

(Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) Generally, El Niño tends to turn into a La Niña event in the following June-July after its mature phase; however, the negative sea surface temperature anomaly (SSTAs) associated with La Niña events can persist for more than one year after peaking, resulting in a longer duration than that of El Niño. Scientists explain why El Niño decay faster than La Niña.

Lekima becomes supertyphoon, heading towards Eastern China

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this infrared image of Supertyphoon Lekima as it tracked 214 nautical miles southwest of Okinawa, Japan.  Tropical cyclone warning signal No. 1 is in force for the Luzon provinces of Batanes and Babuyan group of islands.  The storm has tracked north-northwest at 10 knots over the past six hours.

How El Ninos Influence Long-Term Drought In The Southwestern US

The Southwest has always faced periods of drought. Most recently, from late 2011 to 2017, California experienced years of lower-than-normal rainfall. El Niño is known to influence rain in the Southwest, but it’s not a perfect match. New research from…

Industrial fishing behind plummeting shark numbers

A team of researchers has discovered that sharks are much rarer in habitats nearer large human populations and fish markets. The team also found that the average body size of sharks and other marine predators fell dramatically in these areas, where sharks are caught and killed intensively for their meat and fins.

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How the Pacific Ocean influences long-term drought in the Southwestern US

Analyzing the full life cycle of long-term droughts and how they relate to El Niño and La Niña conditions in the Pacific Ocean could eventually lead to better prediction of damaging, multiyear droughts in the Southwestern US.

With Sea-Level Rise, Climate Science Meets Reality

The splendiferous east coast of Tasmania never ceases to please with all its myriad landscapes. So it was a little discombobulating to recently pass a sign planted hard against the flow of traffic following the serpentine track that threads the…

Skeptical Science New Research for Week #31, 2019

Posted on 6 August 2019 by doug_bostrom 56 articles this week. What articles are open access? When Ari was running this page open access articles were flagged as such. That feature is now restored. Note that identification of open access…