Climate & Climate Change

The headwaters of the Rio Grande River
May 11, 2017
Since the mid-1980s, the percentage of precipitation that becomes streamflow in the Upper Rio Grande watershed has fallen more steeply than at any point in at least 445 years.
Constructing roads for climate: flooded road in Texas
April 20, 2017
When engineers design roads, bridges, and other types of transportation infrastructure, they need to account for changing weather patterns.
Upper-atmospheric wave pattern linked to California droughts, floods: detail of wavenumber-5 pattern
April 06, 2017
The crippling wintertime droughts that struck California from 2013 to 2015, as well as this year's unusually wet California winter, appear to be associated with the same phenomenon: a distinctive wave pattern that emerges in the upper atmosphere and circles the globe.
assessing ocean heat: an Argo float being deployed
March 10, 2017
The oceans may be storing 13 percent more heat than previously estimated, according to a new study co-authored by scientists at NCAR.
kids studying ocean reefs: illustration from Elementary Globe storybook
March 02, 2017
School children go to Greenland and the Maldives to study climate in the latest addition to this illustrated series.

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