COASTAL CLIMATE WIKI - CoastalClimateWiki.org
is a collaborative Web site established in 2009 by the University of
Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute. The purpose for the site is to
provide a resource that links climate scientists with the
outreach-based Sea Grant Climate Network. Funding for the project
is through NOAA’s Climate Program Office’s Sectoral Applications
Research Program (NOAA-SARP).
Explanations of the latest climate science from climate scientists,
including many IPCC scientists. Regular posters include Gavin
Schmidt (coupled ocean-atmosphere modeling and paleoclimate guru,
NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York), Michael Mann
(the "hockey stick diagram" guy, Penn State), and Stefan Rahmstorf
(who's done some of the most recent, well received updated sea
level rise work, Potsdam University, Germany). Discussions are
supposed to be readily accessible to non-climate scientists, but
sometimes they do require at least an undergraduate level
understanding of statistics and calculus. There are also lots of
great discussions of climate communication and policy issues.
Coastal Climate Blog - Maintained by Jess Whitehead, regional
climate extension specialist for both SC Sea Grant Consortium and
NC Sea Grant, and includes explanations of coastal climate issues
for the Carolinas and reflections on how to develop a climate
NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center announced today that a below-normal hurricane season is most likely for the Eastern Pacific this year. The outlook calls for a 55 percent probability of a below-normal season, a 35 percent probability of a near-normal season and a 10 percent probability of an above-normal season.
New findings reveal that the U.S. shoreline -- from Virginia to Florida -- has been uplifted by more than 210 feet, meaning less ice melted than expected. This is big news for scientists who use the coastline to predict future sea-level rise.