April 15, 2010

Curiosity is a cruel master, says Dave Bertelsen. Over the past 25 years, he has hiked over 12,000 miles through a desert canyon, just to see what was blooming. He found a few surprises along the way.

September 1, 2009

 The Sun is the main source of power for the Earth's climate machine. Space-based measurements, begun in 1978, indicate Earth receives an average of 1,361 W/m<sup>2</sup> of incoming sunlight, and the amount varies by about one-tenth of a percent over the course of the 11-year solar cycle. 

View of Guayaquil, Ecuador
November 20, 2018

What is the latest and greatest in ENSO science?  This blogger travels to Guayaquil, Ecuador to find out.  

Sea surface height
August 22, 2018

Amazingly, ENSO doesn't just impact climate anomalies like temperature and precipitation over the United States.  It can also influence the sea level, which may have major implications as the sea level continues to rise in the future.  

May 24, 2018

Want to forecast both weather and climate?  First this means understanding the faster and slower moving features of our atmosphere, ocean, and land.  

March 22, 2018

In this week's ENSO blog, Tom DiLiberto gets all judgy over the 2017-2018 Winter Outlook—using science of course.

August 25, 2016

Understanding the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) as multiple layers of ice cream.  And how is it related to the El Niño-Southern Oscillation?  

January 8, 2016

Was El Niño to blame for the above-average temperatures during November and December 2015?  As always, the answer is not that simple.  

This short video, adapted from NOVA, explains how Earth's position relative to the Sun might be responsible for the dramatic shift in the climate of what is now the Saharan nation of Djibouti.

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