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Phys.org: Florida mangroves reveal complex relationship between climate and natural systems

A recent paper found that decades-long, natural climate cycles have determined the northern extent of Florida mangroves for at least the past 250 years. Freeze events that took place approximately every 10 to 30 years caused die-offs, during which mangroves were replaced by salt marshes until warmer trends spurred regrowth….
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Recording of last week’s special drought webinar now available

The recording of last Thursday’s (October 10) webinar on the flash drought and its impacts on agriculture is now available. Please go to https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3862877220399463692 and register, then the recording should appear. Thanks to those who attended or sent me information! Hopefully the rain this week will stop the progression of…
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NASA GRACE shows soil moisture depletion

The use of satellites to monitor climate conditions provides some really good fine-scale detail about how conditions like soil moisture are changing over time. The NASA GRACE tool provides a look at soil moisture depletion in several different zones, including the root zone. This map from last week shows how…
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