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AWSSI shows the Southeast had a mild winter, but farmers might not agree

According to meteorologist Barb Mayes Boustead, the Accumulated Winter Season Severity Index, or AWSSI (pronounced like “Aussie”), which she developed, tallies a “score” throughout the winter season based on temperatures, snowfall, and snowpack on the ground. According to this year’s map, most of the Southeast was categorized as mild or…
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Complex Models Can Now Gauge the Impact of Climate Change on Global Food Production

Over the years, climate models have improved in their ability to predict both short-term climate shifts and longer shifts in climate patterns. As climate models have become more sophisticated, the different models are in closer agreement with projections of what climate is likely to be like in the future, although…
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