Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

The end of iceberg B-15?

Back in 2000, an enormous iceberg broke off the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica. It was the size of Connecticut and was called B-15. All these years later, the iceberg is still around, although it has been losing pieces ever since it broke off. Now, a big crack along the…
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What is a Moon Tree?

On January 31, 1971, Apollo 14 lifted off for the third trip to the lunar surface. Included in the cargo on the space ship were some small canisters packed with tree seeds of five species: Loblolly Pine, Sycamore, Sweetgum, Redwood, and Douglas Fir. After the mission concluded, the seeds were…
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“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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