Content tagged "climate change"

What is a carbon credit?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

A carbon credit can be considered simply as a payment for a service. The service being provided is a reduction of the amount of carbon dioxide in the...

Should I plant "different" vegetation in anticipation of climate change?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

While there is debate with regard to climate change and discussion about how plant species will adapt, there are several ways to determine if a plant is...

Basics of Climate Models

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: December 03, 2015

News headlines about climate change research often are based on climate models. But to most people, the way these models function is a mystery.Researchers...

The Building Blocks of Climate Models

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: December 03, 2015

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Is ponderosa pine climate change resistant?

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: April 22, 2015

Ponderosa pine has a lot of genetic variability and built-in developmental flexibility and thus, if seed sources can move in time, it can be considered...

Climate Change Impacts in the Northeastern U.S.

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: March 07, 2015

     Climate change in the Northeast has meant hotter temperatures, more heavy rains, and less lake ice and snow cover. Northeast annual average temperature...

Climate Change Impacts in the Southeastern U.S.

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: March 07, 2015

   The Southeast region serves as an example of how rising temperatures can be associated with both increased drought and an increased frequency of...

What Americans Really Think About Climate Change

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: February 17, 2015

By Melanie Lenart, University of ArizonaJon A. Krosnick, a political psychologist at Stanford University, pulled together results from various polls during...

Natural Variability and Climate Change

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: August 02, 2013

Climate naturally varies over a variety of different scales. Learn some of the aspects that influence climate variation here.

Weather and Climate

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: July 31, 2013

Weather and climate are often confused. In this article, we explore how climate and weather are different from and related to each other.

NASA, HoneyBeeNet, and Bee Informed Measuring Change, Saving Bees

Bee Health Updated: July 26, 2013

Beekeepers can participate in collecting data to measure climate change using hive scales

Climate Change Impacts in the Southwestern U.S.

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: April 10, 2012

Recent warming in the Southwest has been among the most rapid in the nation, and it raises concerns about the region’s water sustainability. The warming is...

Climate Change Assessments

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: June 28, 2011

The science associated with climate and its effects on ecosystems, economies, and social systems is developing rapidly. Climate change assessments can serve...

How Does the Monsoon Work?

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: June 21, 2011

previousThe official definition for the word "monsoon" is a persistent surface windflow pattern caused by differential heating that shifts direction from one...

Monsoon Season in North America

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: May 11, 2011

previous The circulation features that bring monsoonal moisture into the southwest United States are typically in place by late June or early July and...

Jet Stream Activity in Climate Models

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: May 11, 2011

Jet streams high in the atmosphere direct where moisture lands on the surface. Global climate models (GCMs) generally do a good job at simulating jet stream...

Climate Variability and Change: Basic Concepts

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: May 11, 2011

The climate system is dynamic and complex. While weather conditionschange over short periods of time, such as when anvil-shaped clouds burst in the late...

How Does the Monsoon Affect Arizona?

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: May 11, 2011

previous The onset of the monsoon season has a different meaning to different sectors of the Arizona economy. In general, the monsoon brings much needed...

Importance of Temperate Forests in Climate Adaptation

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: April 06, 2011

The varying estimates of the role of tropical deforestation in the emission of greenhouse gasses have dwarfed the unique role that temperate forests play in...

Radiative Forcing

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: April 01, 2011

Radiative forcing measures the influence that climate-altering factors have on the energy balance of the Earth. Examples of factors that can alter the...

Greenhouse Gases

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: April 01, 2011

Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, and water vapor are naturally part of the Earth’s atmosphere. These gases act as powerful amplifiers of...

The North American Monsoon System

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: April 01, 2011

The southwestern United States receives most of its annual precipitation in two distinct seasons, winter and summer. Winter precipitation is produced by...

Enhanced Greenhouse Gas Effect

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: March 31, 2011

Greenhouse gases (GHGs) such as carbon dioxide, methane, and water vapor, are naturally part of the Earth’s atmosphere. These gases tap heat from the sun’s...

Climate Control Feedbacks

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: March 31, 2011

There are many feedback mechanisms in the climate system that moderate the magnitude of climate change. Positive feedbacks incite continued change, while...

Extreme Events

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: March 28, 2011

Extreme events, such as floods, heat waves, and hurricanes, are rare weather occurrences that often cause the greatest damage to society. In the yearly...

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