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 https://www.globalchange.gov/explore/southeast-caribbean. I do…
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Useful interactive map resources for climate and agriculture

In the past week I’ve run across several sources of maps related to various aspects of climate that you might find useful. NOAA Global Vegetation Health Maps show the conditions of vegetation around the world on zoomable maps. Data are based on satellite scans from space.  https://www.climate.gov/maps-data/dataset/global-vegetation-health-images  for information or go directly…
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Minimum temperatures are rising faster than maximum temperatures

A new study published recently by the Royal Meteorological Society has confirmed what climatologists have known for quite a while–minimum temperatures (which are usually observed around sunrise) are rising faster over time than maximum (daytime) temperatures. One of the results of this is that the daily temperature range between max…
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