Blogs Snow & Ice

Perpetual Ocean: High-Def View of Surface Currents

  • Published: Mar 28th, 2012

A high-definition NASA animation illustrating ocean surface currents around the world from June 2005 through December 2007.

Image of the Day: Heat Wave, What Heat Wave?

  • Published: Mar 26th, 2012

While two-thirds of the country experienced an unprecedented heatwave, Arizona and New Mexico saw snow.

It’s a Broken Record of Record-Breaking Heat

  • Published: Mar 20th, 2012

The epic March heatwave obliterates more records as a cold front slowly works its way eastward.

Image of the Day: Superior View of Ice & Snow

  • Published: Mar 20th, 2012

The lack of ice on Lake Superior this winter puts the average decline in ice coverage over the past 40 winters at 79 percent.

Image of the Day: Greenland Ice Sheet Melting Faster

  • Published: Mar 18th, 2012

A new estimate lowers the amount of heat necessary, and thus the time needed, to melt the Greenland ice sheet

Records Fall Across Country as Temperatures Soar

  • Published: Mar 13th, 2012

A rare weather pattern for March is allowing May-like temperatures in the East, while the West gets pounded by storms.

The Winter That Wasn’t Checks In at Fourth Warmest

  • Published: Mar 9th, 2012

This winter was the fourth warmest on record for the Lower 48, with well below average snow cover, NOAA said.

‘Chasing Ice’ Catches Up to Earth’s Changing Climate

  • Published: Mar 8th, 2012

Powerful documentary showcases a changing climate through beautiful time-lapse cinematography.