Observing & Predicting

August 2014

  • Never in the historical record have such large areas of the country experienced such radically different temperature extremes as they have so far in 2014.

  • Since we last covered the California drought, conditions in the state have stayed, well, dry—very dry. Statewide, total precipitation is about equal to or below the lowest three-year period since 1895.

  • Monday, August 4, 2014

    As sea level has changed, so has the way we measure it. Here’s a look at some of the technologies climate and marine scientists have used to track Earth’s tides and global sea level over the past two centuries.