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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Weak relationship between drought and pine productivity seen

The blog from the State Climate Office of North Carolina posted a new story today about some summer research done on the relationship between total net primary productivity (TNPP) of pines and drought indices.  The research explored statistical correlations between various drought indices like the Palmer Drought Severity Index and…
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