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SSTs in eastern tropical Pacific
October 12, 2009
While most El Niños tend to inhibit Atlantic hurricanes, the Modoki variety, with its peak warming displaced further west from the Atlantic, appears to leave more room for a bumper crop in at least some years.
Sunspots
September 21, 2009
The public is keenly interested in the Sun and its doings. “Sunspots” is one of the most frequent search terms bringing visitors to the NCAR/UCAR website.
Temperature anomalies, Jul-Aug 2009, from NOAA/NCDC
September 21, 2009
If you’re a gardener in New England, you might remember the wet, cool summer of 2009 for its tomatoes and potatoes, ravaged by the earliest and most widespread “late blight” on record. If you’re from south Texas, you were probably just trying to keep green things alive.
A side-by-side composite photo of a white truck and a dark truck.
September 15, 2009
When our family bought our last car, we debated about the color, wondering if a white car would be cooler on our summer road trips across the American West than a darker-colored car. We ended up purchasing the white car. But was it for the right reason?

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