October 22, 2009

In May and June each year, speculation about the coming of the monsoon fills newspapers and conversations across India. Everyone is concerned about if, when, and how much rain will arrive. But none have more at stake than India’s over 100 million farming households.

Warmer-than-average waters in the tropical Pacific are expected to reach their peak soon. How has El Niño affected global weather so far this year?

When it comes to what causes climate to vary over seemingly short distances, few things can compare to the influence of topography. This week in Beyond the Data, Jake Crouch talks about how climate scientists account for topography in interpreting climate patterns and trends. 

For those who are still waiting for winter's first snow, Deke Arndt blogs about using historical climate data to ballpark when it might arrive. 

El Niño is a global phenomenon. Guest blogger Dr. Andrew Watkins shines some light on El Niño's impact across the world in Australia.

In this worksheet-based activity, students review global visualizations of incoming sunlight and surface temperature and discuss seasonal change. Students use the visualizations to support inquiry on the differences in seasonal change in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres and how land and water absorb and release heat differently. The activity culminates in an argument about why one hemisphere experiences warmer summers although it receives less total solar energy.

April 23, 2015 to April 24, 2015

NOAA's Climate Stewards Education Project (CSEP) is collaborating with Federal, State and NGO partners to convene a regional climate-science workshops for formal and informal educators in Seattle, Washington.

May 17, 2015 to May 18, 2015

NOAA's Climate Stewards Education Project (CSEP) is collaborating with Federal, State and NGO partners to convene a regional climate-science workshops for formal and informal educators in St. Petersburg Florida

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