Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

“Thomas Jefferson and the telegraph: highlights of the U.S. weather observer program”

The latest issue of NOAA’s “Beyond the Data” blog has an interesting story about the history of the cooperative observer network, the backbone of long-term climate observations across the US. Did you ever wonder how the US has a climate record going back at least 125 years? How do we…
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Resources on changing climate in the Southeast

If you are ever asked about how climate is changing in the Southeast (and it is, although it is more subtle than some other parts of the US), then here is an excellent web site which provides links to several different resources.  You can visit it at I do…
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Powerful hurricanes are strengthening more quickly than they used to

A recent article in Geophysical Research Letters indicates that the most powerful hurricanes are strengthening more quickly than they used to, according to a newsletter from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. While hurricanes as a whole are not rapidly intensifying more often than in the past, the most powerful storms…
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