1. Sun setting on Arctic sea ice pack

    Wintertime Arctic Sea ice growth slows long-term decline

    New research by NASA and NCAR has found that increases in the rate at which Arctic sea ice grows in the winter may have partially slowed down the decline of the Arctic sea ice cover.

    • Climate

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  2. rates of sea level rise compared to average

    Uneven rates of sea level rise tied to climate change

    The pattern of uneven sea level rise over the last quarter century has been driven in part by human-caused climate change, not just natural variability, according to a new study.

    • Climate

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  3. Heavy rain on a window

    Half of the world's annual precipitation falls in just 12 days, new study finds

    Currently, half of the world's measured precipitation that falls in a year falls in just 12 days, according to a new analysis of data collected at weather stations across the globe. By century's end, climate models project that this lopsided distribution of rain and snow is likely to become even more skewed, with half of annual precipitation falling in 11 days.

    • Climate,
    • Weather

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  4. Bouza, Niger

    Big data project explores predictability of climate conditions years in advance

    As scientists work to forecast climate patterns from years to as much as a decade in advance, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has created a vast new set of computer simulations to help identify the types of events that are most predictable.

    • Climate,
    • Data

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  5. Hurricane Florence as captured by a camera on the International Space Station

    Attributing the impact of climate change on Florence in near real time

    Days before Hurricane Florence collided with the Carolinas, battering them with catastrophic rains and strong winds, scientists were already working to quantify if climate change may have contributed to the storm's characteristics.

    • Climate,
    • Weather

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