Challenges and future prospects for climate modeling

Challenges and future prospects for climate modeling

There have been great increases in climate model skill in the last decade across a swathe of important areas. Yet there are still persistent biases and common assumptions that limit their utility at local or regional scales despite the growing…

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CO2 and the City: Valentine's Day Edition

CO2 and the City: Valentine’s Day Edition

This Valentine’s Day, we look at CO₂ levels over the “City of Love” itself, Paris! 💕 Learn how NASA’s satellites track these data and keep us informed about one of our biggest crushes: Earth. 🛰🌎

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Global Warming Broken Down by Latitude Zone: 1880-2022 (Degrees Celsius)

Global Warming Broken Down by Latitude Zone: 1880-2022 (Degrees Celsius)

Global warming isn’t uniform around the planet. This visualization shows global temperature changes per latitude zone from 1880 to 2022, illustrating that the Arctic is warming much faster than other regions on Earth. These changes, called “anomalies” (how much warmer…

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Global Warming Broken Down by Latitude Zone: 1880-2022 (Degrees Fahrenheit)

Global Warming Broken Down by Latitude Zone: 1880-2022 (Degrees Fahrenheit)

Global warming isn’t uniform around the planet. This visualization shows global temperature changes per latitude zone from 1880 to 2022, illustrating that the Arctic is warming much faster than other regions on Earth. These changes, called “anomalies” (how much warmer…

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Climate Spiral: 1880-2022 (Degrees Fahrenheit)

Climate Spiral: 1880-2022 (Degrees Fahrenheit)

The visualization shows monthly global temperature anomalies between the years 1880 and 2022 in degrees Fahrenheit. Temperature anomalies are deviations from a long term global average. In this case, the period 1951-1980 is used to define the baseline for the…

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Climate Spiral: 1880-2022 (Degrees Celsius)

Climate Spiral: 1880-2022 (Degrees Celsius)

The visualization shows monthly global temperature anomalies between the years 1880 and 2022 in degrees Celsius. Temperature anomalies are deviations from a long term global average. In this case, the period 1951-1980 is used to define the baseline for the…

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ClimateScience Olympiad 2023 | Trailer

ClimateScience Olympiad 2023 | Trailer

The global student competition to find the best solutions to climate change is back. Take part in ClimateScience Olympiad 2023 to be in with a chance to win a sponsored trip to COP28, Dubai, and cash prizes. For more information…

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CO2 and the City: Winter Solstice Edition

CO2 and the City: Winter Solstice Edition

Did you know that over 70% of human-caused carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions come from cities? On the Winter Solstice 2021, NASA captured elevated concentrations over Baton Rouge. The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-3 satellite returns these “carbon domes” for urban areas worldwide—even…

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How much has carbon dioxide increased in a lifetime?

How much has carbon dioxide increased in a lifetime?

Sandra was born in 1989 — how much has carbon dioxide increased in her lifetime? And how much has it increased in yours? NASA’s satellites and other agencies help us figure it out. Track the rise in atmospheric CO₂ as…

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