Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

New National Phenology Network forecast maps available for 12 pests

The USA National Phenology Network is now releasing an improved suite Pheno Forecast maps for 12 insect pests (listed/linked below). Pheno Forecast maps show when a species is predicted to reach a life cycle stage that is managed/controlled. The forecasts are based on published growing degree day thresholds and are available up to 6 days in…
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New data visualization tool from Arizona State University

A new data visualization tool called PolarGlobe has been made available by scientists at Arizona State University. While it focuses on information from polar regions, it has global atmospheric circulation and also some ocean circulation information at multiple levels. I haven’t had the chance to play with it much yet,…
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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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