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Tell Me Why: The Climate Extremes Index Matters

Tell Me Why: Climate Extremes Index Matters

The Climate Extremes Index, or CEI, tracks the highest and lowest 10 percent of extremes in a number of categories. As climate scientist Deke Arndt explains in this edition of Tell Me Why, a NOAA-funded series that explains key climate concepts, the CEI contains critical information on how are climate is changing and what climate trends we may see.

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By Richard Kitchens (Denton, TX 76205)
on January 4th, 2013

That was a great start, Deke. But why did you end the game at the 2-minute warning? I wanted to know more. I was expecting to see a series of Jim Hansen-type bell curves for each type of extreme event, but the video just ended. Very disappointing.

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By richard pauli (Seattle)
on January 5th, 2013

Nice summary. I wish you had some links or other sources. I would like to read more about this.

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