Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Erupting volcano in Papua New Guinea could lead to cooler climate for several years

Volcanologists and climatologists are watching the current eruption of  Mount Tavurvur in Papua New Guinea closely to see how long and intense the current eruption lasts.  The volcano erupted so strongly on Friday that Qantas airline had to reroute flights between Sydney and Tokyo as well as Sydney and Shanghai…
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2015 has been declared the International Year of Soils by the UN

The UN General Assembly recently decided to designate 2015 as the International Year of Soils to recognize the importance of soils for food security as well as ecosystem functions.  Agricultural producers recognize the importance of good soil management to maintaining their farms’ economic viability and health.  You can read more…
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How do this summer’s temperatures stack up?

Climate Central has a new graphing tool which shows how this summer compares to temperatures in previous summers.  There are just a few cities in the Southeast but it is fun and interesting to see how temperatures varied across the US.  You can access the tool at http://www.climatecentral.org/news/us-summer-temperatures-comparison-17942. (Note that…
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