climatology


New Study Discovers the Worst Drought of the Millennium Occurred in 1934

Monthly 700 hPa vertical velocity anomalies (Pa/s) from October of 1933 through March of 1934, calculated from the 20th Century Reanalysis. All anomalies are calculated relative to the baseline period of 1931–1990.Monthly 700 hPa vertical velocity anomalies (Pa/s) from October of 1933 through March of 1934, calculated from the 20th Century Reanalysis. All anomalies are calculated relative to the baseline period of 1931–1990. From

According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the worst drought of the last thousand years occurred in 1934 at the height of the Dust Bowl and Great Depression. Scientists from NASA and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory found that 1934 had the driest and most widespread drought in a […]

Mass Movements So Large You Can See Them on Radar

Caused by Monarch butterflies in flight?Caused by Monarch butterflies in flight?

Normally used to detect weather patterns, radars used by the National Weather Service have also been known to picked up other patterns.  The U.S. National Weather Service in Saint Louse, Missouri recently reported that a butterfly shaped pattern on its radar was the result of… butterflies.  The swarm of Monarch butterflies […]

Help Analyze Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

Crowdsourced science is becoming an increasingly popular tool to harness the power of the crowd in digging into massive amounts of data.  For those that are interested in helping to analyze hurricanes and tropical storms, Rob at Zooniverse has put out a call for help: June 1st marked the official beginning […]

Ancient Pluvial Lakes of North America and What They Can Tell Us about Climate Change

Pleistocene lakes and rivers from 15,000 years ago of the Mojave Desert. Source: USGS, 2004Pleistocene lakes and rivers from 15,000 years ago of the Mojave Desert. Source: USGS, 2004

Datasets of paleoenvironmental variability contained in a variety of pluvial lakes is a treasure-trove of past climate which can provide a firm baseline for current debates and studies regarding current hypothesis of present-day climate change.