Extreme Weather 101: Heat Spikes On the Rise

  • Published: January 24th, 2013

In our Extreme Weather 101 video, scientists explain how heat spikes are likely to become more common.

Extreme Weather 101: Drought & Our Changing Climate

  • Published: January 24th, 2013

Scientist Mike Brewer and meteorologist Dan Satterfield explain the connection between drought and a changing climate.

Extreme Weather 101: Climate Change and Precipitation

  • Published: January 24th, 2013

When it rains, it pours. That’s how we may want to think about the effects of climate change on precipitation.

Tell Me Why: Questions Swirl Around Climate & Tornadoes

  • Published: January 7th, 2013

Climate scientist Deke Arndt explains why questions still swirl around any connection between climate & tornadoes.

How Do We Know: Hunting Hurricanes

  • Published: August 1st, 2011

National Hurricane Center scientist Jack Beven explains the technology used to forecast and track hurricanes as they happen.

Wildfires Out West

  • Published: April 28th, 2011

In different parts of the American West, climate influences wildfires in unexpected ways.

How Do We Know: Tracking Tornadoes

  • Published: April 18th, 2011

How do we know when a tornado is forming? Scientist Harold Brooks explains how Doppler radars are used to track storm formation.

How Do We Know: Drought

  • Published: September 28th, 2010

How do we know when a region may be experiencing an early drought? Dr. Heidi Cullen talks to NASA scientist Molly Brown, who relies on sophisticated satellites for the answer.