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Meteorological versus astronomical seasons

Occasionally I’ve been asked what is the difference between astronomical seasons and meteorological seasons.  Deke Arndt of the National Centers for Environmental Information has a nice simple write-up that explains the difference at https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/news/meteorological-versus-astronomical-seasons. EarthSky also has a good description of what the autumnal equinox is at http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/everything-you-need-to-know-september-equinox.
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SERCH: Assessment of Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies

The Southeast Regional Climate Hub has produced a new comprehensive document describing the Southeast’s vulnerability to changing climate and methods for adapting to and mitigating for the effects of those likely changes.  It includes impacts on crops, livestock, and forests across the region.  You can read the document at http://climatehubs.oce.usda.gov/sites/default/files/Southeast%20Vulnerability%20Assessment%20Final.pdf.
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