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El Niño’s Winter Impacts

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El Niño’s Winter Impacts

A look at how El Niño influences global weather patterns.

September Arctic Sea Ice

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September Arctic Sea Ice

2014's Arctic sea ice minimum isn’t going to be as low as the record set in 2012, but it will be well below the 1981-2010 average.

Antarctic Ice: What’s Going On

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Antarctic Ice: What’s Going On

September marks the end of winter when the sea ice that surrounds Antarctica swells to its maximum extent.

Tropical Trends - Hurricane’s and Climate Change

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Tropical Trends - Hurricane’s and Climate Change

The Power Dissipation Index for hurricanes has been on the rise since 1970, along with sea surface temperatures.

2013 Hurricane Season

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2013 Hurricane Season

This season was the least active since 1982 and the sixth-quietest since 1950.

2013 Arctic Sea Ice Loss

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2013 Arctic Sea Ice Loss

Compared with the median ice cover from 1981-2010, 2013's Arctic sea ice loss comes out to approximately 1.74 times the land area of Texas.

Hurricane Season

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Hurricane Season

The peak of hurricane & tropical storm activity doesn’t usually come until Sept. 10. And, on average, there tend to be significantly more storms after the peak than before it.

Extreme Weather Trends: What Do We Know?

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Extreme Weather Trends: What Do We Know?

The current level of understanding makes it hard to say for certain how climate change will influence Atlantic hurricanes in the future.