Climatology

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.

Study Examines Trends in Global Warming

Elizabeth Borneman

A multi-institutional study has recently come out with new research that studied the temporary slowdown of rising temperatures around the Earth.

Geography and Paleoclimate

Mark Altaweel

Paleoclimate has had a major effect in shaping not only physical geography but also biodiversity in different parts of the Earth.

A satellite captured an image of low stratus clouds framing iceberg A-56 as it drifted in the South Atlantic Ocean on June 1, 2016. NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response. Caption by Kathryn Hansen

What Causes Gaps in the Clouds?

Caitlin Dempsey

Air will rise and fall around large geographic features such as islands and icebergs, affecting the formation of clouds.

NASA astronaut photograph of the Earth, ISS022-E-6674.

NASA: September 2016 Warmest on Record:

Elizabeth Borneman

Nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) has announced that September 2016 was the warmest September ever recorded around the globe.