We cannot fully understand drought without also understanding its impacts, which can affect all parts of our environment and communities.
According to the April 30 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 46.9% of the contiguous U.S.
This month’s edition of NCDC Insider features one of the Center’s drought and snow experts with over 30 years of service at NOAA.
A team of 78 researchers has published the most comprehensive reconstruction of past temperature changes at the continental scale.
The U.S. Drought Monitor’s weekly report describes current conditions using a numeric drought classification scale.
According to the April 23 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 47.3% of the contiguous U.S.
Less than a hundred years ago, scientists and sailors used ordinary wooden buckets to measure sea surface temperatures.
As of April 22, 2013, two NCDC-led papers rank among the American Meteorological Society’s top ten “most read” papers.
Scientists look at both quantitative indices and drought indicators to obtain a broad perspective of moisture deficiency over a region.