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cli-MATE website provides easy access to archived climate data

The Midwestern Climate Center has made an easy-to-use portal to National Weather Service cooperative weather data archives on their website, called cli-MATE.  Even though they are located in Champaign IL and cover the Midwestern states, the database contains information for locations across the US.  The system is free to use…
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How global warming can be slowing down, speeding up, and going steady all at the same time

The Washington Post published an article this week which explained why people differ in their interpretations of climate data trends.  Trends are highly biased by which time period you pick to calculate the trend, and this article explains why we can have both a short-term cooling or hiatus in warming…
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ARID model may help growers mitigate against drought

Scientists at the University of Florida have created a new model that may help growers plant at optimal times and avoid drought.  The model, called ARID (Agricultural Reference Index for Drought), predicts water loss for crops like cotton, peanuts, soybeans and corn, using weather variables like temperature, humidity, wind and…
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New ENSO blog available from NOAA

A new blog on El Nino-Southern Oscillation (better known as ENSO) is now available from NOAA at http://www.climate.gov/news-features/department/8443/all.  This blog will provide background information and current discussion about the status of El Nino and La Nina as well as descriptions of its impact across the United States and the world. …
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