Climate Impact and Fine Imagery of Glaciers, Storms, Fires, Clouds, and More

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 17 February 2018


An Awesome Analysis of Degrading Climate and Atmospheric Beauty

Climate Impact and Fine Imagery

What Climate Change Means for Glaciers, Storms, Fires, Clouds, and More,
NASA Earth Observatory, February 13th, 2018.


Climate Impact & Analysis


Hurricanes in the Atlantic

The North Pole

Columbia Glacier

Cloud Streets

Extratropical Cyclones

Sea of Sand

Flooding on the Missouri River

Smoke and Fire
"The incidence of large forest fires in the western United States and Alaska has increased since the early 1980s and is projected to further increase as the climate warms, with profound changes to certain ecosystems. However, other factors related to climate change — such as water scarcity or insect infestations — may act to stifle future forest fire activity by reducing growth or otherwise killing trees."
(What happens to the millions of dead trees, genius? THEY BURN!)

The Colorado River and Grand Canyon
"...projected to experience significant decreases in surface water availability, leading to runoff decreases in California, Nevada, Texas, and the Colorado River headwaters, even in the near term. Several studies focused on the Colorado River basin showed that annual runoff reductions in a warmer western U.S. climate occur through a combination of evapotranspiration increases and precipitation decreases, with the overall reduction in river flow exacerbated by human demands on the water supply."

Arctic Sea Ice
"Since the early 1980s, annual average Arctic sea ice has decreased in extent between 3.5 percent and 4.1 percent per decade, become 4.3 to 7.5 feet (1.3 and 2.3 meters) thinner. The ice melts for at least 15 more days each year. Arctic-wide ice loss is expected to continue through the 21st century, very likely resulting in nearly sea ice-free late summers by the 2040s."

Crack in the Larsen C Ice Shelf

The Gulf of Mexico

Farmland in Virginia
"Since 1901, the consecutive number of frost-free days and the length of the growing season have increased for the seven contiguous U.S. regions used in this assessment."

Atmospheric River
("Tropical Transport Mechanism")
"The frequency and severity of land-falling atmospheric rivers on the U.S. West Coast will increase as a result of increasing evaporation and the higher atmospheric water vapor content that occurs with increasing temperature. Atmospheric rivers are narrow streams of moisture that account for 30 to 40 percent of the typical snow pack and annual precipitation along the Pacific Coast and are associated with severe flooding events."










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