A recent study suggests that climate conditions during two specific time periods created a bridge for early human migration from Asia to North America. The presence of sea ice in the northeast Pacific Ocean, identified through sediment cores, indicates that land migration may have been more feasible than previously thought. These findings challenge earlier theories and propose that ice movements along the west coast of North America provided a more accessible route for the first Americans. The study sheds light on the influence of climate on early human migration to the Americas.
Increasing tree cover to 30% in European cities could prevent up to one-third of summer deaths caused by the urban heat island effect, according to research published in The Lancet, highlighting the importance of integrating green areas and sustainable urban planning.
Becky Depodwin, senior consultant at Guidehouse, on opportunities outside of the traditional school curriculum she feels can be beneficial to securing a job in a weather profession of choice. For more, listen to the Clear Skies Ahead podcast, with new episodes released every month.
During the Conrad Holmboe expedition to Greenland in 1923, Thomas Rossby's father faced challenging ice conditions while attempting to reach a weather station, a remarkable journey that was revealed to Thomas years later and documented in Gunnar Isachsen's book 'Grønland'.
A recent study reveals that the origins of sneaker waves, which pose a danger to beachgoers, lie in the relationship between surface gravity waves and longer infragravity waves, providing insights to improve advanced warning systems.
J. P. Kalb
Meteorologist, National Weather Service, Hanford, California
On June 21st, we celebrate the sixth annual #ShowYourStripes Day, a global movement where meteorologists, climate communicators, and concerned individuals come together to raise awareness about the warming of our planet. Join us in displaying the colorful climate visuals called Warming Stripes and let's take action for a sustainable future!
The HMS Challenger expedition, conducted from 1872 to 1876, collected oceanographic data from around the world and is now commemorated through the Oceans 1876 project, which offers a website with the collected information and provides a valuable snapshot of the preindustrial Earth.
Laura Sime, head of Catastrophe Modeling Support at AXIS Re, on what courses/skills beyond the required math and science courses she thinks would be the helpful to individuals wanting a career in the profession.
The lowest wind chill temperature in U.S. history was recorded on February 3, 2023, at the top of Mount Washington in New Hampshire, reaching an astounding –47°F due to powerful winds and freezing temperatures.
Winners of the 2022 Weather Band Photo Contest share the stories behind their winning photographs.
The NWS and the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention promote "Don't Fry Day" on May 26, 2023, raising awareness for sun safety, skin cancer risks, and heat-related illness.
Vivian Rennie of Central California’s KSBY TV, discusses the impacts of atmospheric rivers on California's Central Coast this January.
Researchers take a look back 66 million years in a recent study to confirm that Earth has a mechanism to self-regulate its temperature.
By starting Cleanversations, Science Moms lets parents across the country know: it’s never been easier — or more affordable — to help save our kids’ futures.
Researchers utilized satellite and ground data to calculate that there are about 26 million tons of microscopic mineral particles in the air globally.
The emergency management community, including first responders, is addressing burnout and mental health challenges through a Caucus that raises awareness, provides resources, and fosters necessary conversations for meaningful change.
230 meters (750 feet)— The average yearly increase in the maximum height of smoke plumes from wildfires in the Sierra Nevada ecoregion of California for the years 2003–2020
Dr. Atlas highlights from some of the research that he has been involved in over the last 50 years and shares his personal experiences.
Join meteorologist John Gordon for a webinar on the Quad State Outbreak and gain insights into the assessment of one of the deadliest tornado outbreaks in Kentucky history.
As spring approaches, lightning season intensifies, with June, July, and August accounting for 64% of annual cloud-to-ground lightning. Awareness is crucial during this period of increased outdoor activities, and accessing lightning data becomes vital for safety and prompt action.
The 48th Annual Northeastern Storm Conference in Burlington, VT brought together over 200 attendees for academic presentations, workshops, NWS tours, networking, and a career fair.