Instrumental measurements, proxy data, climate model projections

Map depicting length of heat wave season
October 4, 2018

From heat waves to heavy rain, the National Climate Assessment's recently updated collection of indicators shows how climate is changing.

July 24, 2017

Temperatures in the 90s and little to no rainfall have triggered exceptional drought in parts of the Northern Plains. Crops have been ravaged and fire risk is high in Montana, Wyoming, and parts of North and South Dakota. 

December 15, 2016

A Q & A about the science of detecting the influence of global warming on hurricanes, fires, and other extreme events.

December 1, 2016

Providing more timely and accurate information over the western hemisphere, total lightning mapping, and higher resolution images streaming down from space more often, the new GOES satellite marks the first major redesign of the nation’s operational Earth-observing technology in more than 20 years. 

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