Climatology

Earliest Published Research Linking Carbon Dioxide with Global Warming

Caitlin Dempsey

163 years ago, Eunice Newton Foote was the first scientist to research the link between increased carbon dioxide and a warmer atmosphere.

View of Tapajós National Forest.

Deforestation Is Drying Up Atmospheric Rivers

Katarina Samurović

Deforestation has a dramatic impact on climate, reducing evapotranspiration which feed atmospheric rivers.

Virga. Photo: White Sands National Monument, NPS.

What is Negative Rainfall?

Katarina Samurović

Negative rain(fall) occurs when a particular area experiences more atmospheric evaporation than water downpour over a period of time.

Understanding Climate Change Through Historical Shipping Logs

Mark Altaweel

Geographic information and weather data recorded by ship crews are a valuable source of historical information that could be utilized to understand how our climate has changed.

How Often Does it Snow in the Sahara Desert?

Caitlin Dempsey

The sight of snow in the Sahara Desert is rare, but it does happen on occasion.