The average global temperature for July 2012 was more than 1Fahrenheit above the 20th-century average, making it the fourth warmest July since record keeping began in 1880.
PostedAug 13, 2012
A new statistical analysis by NASA scientists has found that Earth's land areas have become much more likely to experience an extreme summer heat wave than they were in the middle of the 20th century.
PostedAug 9, 2012
According to the latest statistics from NOAA's National Climatic Data Center, the average temperature for the contiguous United States during July was 77.6F, which is 3.3F above the 20th-century average.
PostedJul 5, 2012
A new funding opportunity solicits contributions to enhance the use of NASA's observation and modeling products in future NCAs by encouraging the developing and testing of potential climate change indicators.
PostedJun 7, 2012
The national temperature of 57.1 degrees F during spring was 5.2 degrees F above the long-term average, besting the previous warmest spring of 1910 by 2.0 degrees F.
PostedJun 1, 2012
The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of Barrow, Alaska, reached 400 parts per million (ppm) this spring, according to NOAA measurements, the first time a monthly average measurement for the greenhouse gas attained the 400 ppm mark in a remote location.
PostedApr 18, 2012
Last week the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released temperature data showing that, in the contiguous United States, March 2012 was warmer than any other March on record.
PostedApr 13, 2012
Cross-posted from USGS , a member of the U.S. Global Change Research Program Spring rains in the eastern Horn of Africa are projected to begin late this year and be substantially lower than normal. From March - May, the rains are expected to total only 60 to 85 percentage of the average rainfall in this region. This is a significant deterioration
PostedMar 27, 2012
Phil Duffy, Senior Policy Analyst, Becky Fried, Policy Analyst, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President New data released last week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) showed that the 2011-2012 winter season was the fourth warmest ever recorded in the United States. The data were
PostedMar 16, 2012
NASA's most recently launched earth-observing satellite, Suomi NPP, is proving to pack both beauty and brains. Since its launch into space in October, Suomi NPP has taken some of the most stunning images of Earth ever generated and, at the same time, has begun to collect critical data about Earth's environment and atmosphere.