Extreme Events

A weak high, a cut-off low, and rapid ocean warming conspired to dump torrential rains in Chile's Atacama Desert in late March 2015.

Friday, October 1, 2010

  • Facing the possibility of a massive coral bleaching event in the Caribbean Sea in late summer and early fall 2010, a USGS biologist based at U.S. Virgin Islands National Park hopes that the season won't have the same devastating outcome as a similar event in 2005.