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The Future of Coral Restoration in the Florida Keys after Unprecedented Marine Heat Wave of 2023

5/20/2024 by Param Bhatia

By Haley Thiem. In the summer of 2023, portions of the Florida Keys experienced an extreme marine heat wave, unlike any other in recorded history for the region. Heat records were broken and some reefs were completely bleached—they expelled their food-producing algal partners and turned white. Throughout this prolonged heat wave NOAA scientists and partners raced… SEE MORE

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U.S. Climate Summary for April 2024

5/19/2024 by Param Bhatia

By climate.gov. Highlights A severe weather outbreak generated more than one hundred tornadoes, including one EF-4, across the Midwest and Great Plains on April 25–28, causing significant damage and loss of life and becoming the worst tornado outbreak to date for the year. During early April, a spring snowstorm brought… SEE MORE

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Decoding Barometers: The Importance of Understanding Pressure Changes

5/18/2024 by Param Bhatia

By inavx.com. If you just look at a barometer once, it’s pretty much as satirist Ambrose Bierce described. The needle on the front of that old school brass barometer points to “Fair,” and when you look outside, sure enough, it’s not a bad day. When it says “Rain,” often enough,… SEE MORE

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The Complex Dynamics of Coastal Flooding Along the US Atlantic Coast

5/17/2024 by Param Bhatia

By ecomagazine.com. Research led by Deltares, USGS, and USACE investigates the interplay between tropical and extratropical cyclones in driving coastal flooding along the subtropical Southeast Atlantic Coast of the United States. The research presents a comprehensive flood hazard and impact assessment spanning from Virginia to Florida, offering critical insights into… SEE MORE