The currents around the equator in the Pacific Ocean are cooler than average this year, which means we are experiencing the phenomenon known as La Niña. This can bring good weather conditions, or poor ones, depending on where you live and your point of view. Dr. Heidi Cullen explains.
Dr. Heidi Cullen has a look behind the numbers of the just-released NOAA temperature analysis, and reports on the 2010 hurricane season as it passes the midway mark.
Take a look at the summer of 2010, with record breaking heat and severe weather.
Dr. Jack Beven explains his work at the National Hurricane Center, where he helps issue hurricane warnings that keep people out of harms way.
Doppler radar is a powerful tool for scientists to spot the formation and path of tornadoes.
The Air Force National Guard is a vital part of climate research in the far north of Greenland. Dr. Heidi Cullen, with a production team from StormCenter Communications, met with the pilots of the 109th Airlift Wing to talk about what itÃ¢Â€Â™s like to fly in extreme weather conditions, and their dangerous job Ã¢Â€Â“ getting people and equipment into Greenland's harsh interior and back.
Wildfires are on the rise in the State of Washington, as they are in much of the American WestÃ¢Â€Â”and climate change looks at least partly responsible. This report explores the connections between rising temperatures, melting snows, multiplying beetles and the increase in wildfires as well as the toll fires are taking on forests and the people who live in and around them.
The flow of water in Montana's rivers is lifeblood for its economy, both through tourism and agriculture. Montana's recreational fishing and agricultural industries depend on cool waters flowing from melting snow high in the mountains throughout the summer. But across Montana, rising temperatures are causing a series of changes.