Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Florence rainfall

From my climatologist friend Jordan McLeod on Facebook: Here’s a map showing the 4-day rainfall totals from Hurricane Florence, using gridded Multi-Sensor Precipitation Estimates (MPE) data provided by the National Weather Service. The footprint of 10″+ of precipitation across the Carolinas is simply astounding, with numerous 30″+ pixels located in…
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NOAA: Climate primer tells you how to get started with climate data

If you think you might need climate data but are not sure what you need or where to get it, NOAA has produced a simple primer that provides answers to some of your basic questions about weather and climate data. Check it out at Climate.gov at https://www.climate.gov/maps-data/primer/climate-data-primer. If you are still…
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Georgia Climate Project: Coastal biodiversity, economy and ecosystems

This week’s question from the Georgia Climate Project’s Roadmap discusses how climate change will affect Georgia’s coasts. The coasts are an important economic resource for Georgia, including the effects of tourism, fishing, and the value of biodiversity in coastal ecosystems. They are increasingly faced with problems from sea level rise…
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How does rain affect hay quality?

With all the rain we have been having this summer, I have gotten numerous reports about farmers having trouble finding windows of time for their hay to dry. Kim Mullenix from Auburn University wrote a helpful article in Dairy Herd Management explaining how rain affects hay quality over time. You…
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