Stories indexed under: Climate

Total: 10

  • Cyclone instensity Study shows tropical cyclone intensity shifting poleward May 14, 2014 The latitude at which tropical cyclones reach their greatest intensity is gradually shifting from the tropics toward the poles at rates of about 33 to 39 miles per decade, according to a study published today (May 14, 2014) in the journal Nature.
  • Photo: laser image of sand dunes Now you see it: Airplane images reveal sand dunes in heart of Badger State Oct. 22, 2013 Newly created laser images of central Wisconsin show fields of dunes, most of which have never been seen before, that were blowing in the wind as recently as about 11,000 years ago.
  • Photo: Louis Uccellini National Weather Service director to speak at UW-Madison Aug. 20, 2013 Louis Uccellini, head of the National Weather Service and a University of Wisconsin–Madison alumnus, will bring the service’s plan to build a “Weather-Ready Nation” to the UW–Madison campus Thursday evening.
  • Photo: man holding smart phone App makes smartphone users ‘king or queen’ of weather satellites July 16, 2013 Not long ago, Liam Gumley found himself in a meeting sitting between frustration and inspiration.
  • Thin clouds drove Greenland’s record-breaking 2012 ice melt April 3, 2013 If the sheet of ice covering Greenland were to melt in its entirety tomorrow, global sea levels would rise by 24 feet.
  • Photo: Ice sheet Warming ‘seesaw’ turns extra sunlight into global greenhouse Feb. 6, 2013 Earth's most recent shift to a warm climate began with intense summer sun in the Northern Hemisphere, the first pressure on a seesaw that tossed powerful forces between the planet's poles until greenhouse gases accelerated temperature change on a global scale.
  • Lake Mendota still officially open water Jan. 8, 2013 This is the time of year Lyle Anderson, office manager at the Wisconsin State Climatologists Office, “has a pair of binoculars pinned to his head ’round the clock,” according to John Young, state climatologist and emeritus atmospheric sciences professor.
  • State climatologist: Drought continues in Madison area Nov. 27, 2012 Near-normal rains in October did little to alleviate the long-term drought that has gripped the Badger state since the spring, says State Climatologist John Young.
  • Researchers outline food security, climate change road map Jan. 20, 2012 While last month's meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Durban, South Africa, made incremental progress toward helping farmers adapt to climate change and reduce agriculture's climate footprint, a group of international agriculture experts urges scientists to lay the groundwork for more decisive action on global food security in environmental negotiations in 2012.
  • Deep freeze has yet to hit Madison lakes Dec. 27, 2011 Wide swaths of lawn aren’t the only odd sight on campus this late in December. There is still all kinds of open water on either side of Madison’s isthmus, as ice has yet to take hold on lakes Mendota or Monona.