Instrumental measurements, proxy data, climate model projections

After some very cold weather this month, folks are likely wondering if the early chill is a harbinger of things to come this winter. "Not necessarily," explains Mike Halpert of NOAA's Climate Prediction Center in this week's ENSO blog post.

NSF/NSTA Web Seminar
December 10, 2014

What's the latest in Antarctic paleo-climate research? This web seminar, targeting educators of students in grades 7-12, will introduce participants to the nation's newest ice core expedition… SPICE Core!

How to interpret climate outlooks and make $$$$ millions.*

**OK, maybe an overstatement, but you'll at least understand probabilistic forecasts better.  

Climate Change 2014: Synthesis Report

This new Synthesis Report from the IPCC summarizes the contents of 5 studies released over the past year. These studies confirm that climate change caused by human activities is having impacts on ecosystems and human well-being across the U.S. and around the world.

How El Niño is like different flavors of ice cream.  Seriously.

NASA Educator Webinar
October 16, 2014

Scientists from two NASA Earth science missions will address how their synergistic research helps us to understand Earth's water cycle, including extreme events such as floods.

This OSU webinar will provide an overview of how interested stakeholders can obtain information from NOAA’s climate service offices.

OLR anomalies in 2012 versus 2014

Where is El Niño?  How is this year different from 2012 when El Niño was predicted, but never arrived?  

CFSv2 ensemble forecast Nino3.4 sea-surface temperature

The chance of an El Nino has dropped to about 65%. What led to this change in the forecast?

State of the Climate in 2013

On July 17, NOAA and the American Meteorological Society released the State of the Climate in 2013 report. A 24-year tradition encompassing the work of 425 authors from 57 countries, the report uses dozens of climate indicators to track patterns, changes, & trends of the global climate system.

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