Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

How do climate models work?

If you’ve ever wondered how climate models work and why climatologists use them to look at the future climate, you might be interested in this long but excellent description of climate models and how they are used. There is a lot of excellent detail in this presentation at https://www.carbonbrief.org/qa-how-do-climate-models-work.  
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How a snowflake gets its shape

Even though there is no snow in the forecast for most of the Southeast at the moment, you might enjoy this. The Washington Post has a nice video describing how snowflakes get their shape. You can read more and view it at https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2018/12/26/how-snowflake-gets-its-shape/?utm_term=.21707cff1bd4&wpisrc=nl_rainbow&wpmm=1.
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Astronomical winter begins today

Today marks the winter solstice, when we experience the shortest day of the year. This is because of the tilt of the earth’s axis of rotation relative to our orbit around the sun. So if you celebrate the winter astronomically, then today is the first day of winter. If you…
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Midwestern farmers sound the alarm on climate change

Changes in temperature in the Southeast over the last 100 years or so have been relatively small, especially compared to other parts of the US and the world. That has led to what we call a “warming hole” in the Southeast that gives people here the impression that global temperatures…
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