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Scientists see that sea surface temperature impacts drought and flooding in the Amazon rainforest
Rainfall patterns in the Amazon change when humans alter the land during deforestation and farming, causing some areas to suffer drought while other areas succumb to floods. Now, Rong Fu, an atmospheric scientist at the Georgia Institute of Technology, has found that the ocean surface temperature has as much of an impact on rainfall as land cover changes do. (1999-12-14)

Journal highlights Arctic sea ice study by UM professor
New research by University of Montana bioclimatology Assistant Professor Ashley Ballantyne models the influence of Arctic sea ice on Arctic temperatures during the Pliocene era. His research was published in the Research Highlight section of the July issue of Nature Geoscience. The full paper will be published in Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology: An International Journal for the Geosciences. (2013-07-09)

Red Sea is warming faster than global average
The world's warmest sea is heating up faster than the global average, which could challenge the ability of the Red Sea's organisms to cope. (2017-10-30)

NASA sees Tropical Storm Enrique enter cooler waters, weaken
Tropical cyclones need sea surface temperatures of at least 80 degrees Fahrenheit (26.6 Celsius) to maintain strength, and a new infrared image from NASA's Aqua satellite shows that Tropical Storm Enrique has moved into an area where temperatures are under that threshold. (2015-07-15)

Getting a longer heads-up on El Niño
El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) leads to extreme climatic variations called El Niño and La Niña that cause dangerous weather conditions in many regions throughout the world. Currently, a reliable forecast of the ENSO phases can be made about a year beforehand. This study, led by researchers at POSTECH, details a novel method that allows for the accurate forecast of its phases up to 17 months in advance. (2018-10-15)

Temperature Of Pacific Ocean Influences Midwest Rains, Scholar Says
A correlation between summertime sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean and precipitation rates in the Midwest may lead to improved seasonal predictions of drought and flood potentials, say researchers at the University of Illinois. (1997-09-05)

NASA sees a different kind of El Niño
A new NASA visualization shows the 2015 El Niño unfolding in the Pacific Ocean, as sea surface temperatures create different patterns than seen in the 1997-1998 El Niño. Computer models are just one tool that NASA scientists are using to study this large El Nino event, and compare it to other events in the past. (2016-02-25)

NASA sees first Atlantic hurricane fizzling in cool waters
Chris may have been the Atlantic Ocean Hurricane Season's first hurricane, but didn't maintain that title for long. NASA satellite data revealed one good reason why Chris had weakened and became a post-tropical storm. (2012-06-22)

NASA eyes warm sea surface temperatures for hurricanes
Sea surface temperatures are one of the key ingredients for tropical cyclone formation and they were warming up in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean and eastern Atlantic Ocean by the middle of August. As a result, they helped spawn Hurricane Dean in the central Atlantic, and Tropical Storm Erin in the Gulf of Mexico, both during the week of Aug. 13. (2007-08-17)

NASA sees warm sea surface helped strengthen Tropical Storm 30W
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the South China Sea and revealed that warm sea surface temperatures and low wind shear enabled Tropical Depression 30W to strengthen into a tropical storm. (2013-11-05)

Changing how we predict coral bleaching
A remote sensing algorithm offers better predictions of Red Sea coral bleaching and can be fine tuned for use in other tropical marine ecosystems. (2019-06-18)

Ocean warming leads to stronger precipitation extremes
Due to climate change, not only atmospheric, but also oceanic, temperatures are rising. A study published in the international journal Nature Geoscience led by scientists at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel shows that increases in sea surface temperature can contribute to the development of stronger precipitation events. Their findings are underpinned by flash-flooding in June in the Olympic city of Sochi, Russia. (2015-07-13)

Warmest oceans ever recorded
This summer has seen the highest global mean sea surface temperatures ever recorded. Temperatures even exceed those of the record-breaking 1998 El Nino year. (2014-11-14)

Ancient algae provide insights into Earth's response to global warming
Using algae records from the early Pliocene, when earth's climate was warmer, scientists are finding evidence which suggests that coastal upwelling off the California coast was sustained in this period even though sea surface temperatures were several degrees higher than today. San Francisco State University Professor Petra Dekens and her team presented results of their analysis today at the American Geophysical Union fall meeting in San Francisco. (2009-12-16)

Severe reduction in thermal tolerance projected for Great Barrier Reef
Corals within the Great Barrier Reef have developed a thermal tolerance mechanism to adapt to sharp increases in sea surface temperatures in recent decades, but near-future temperature increases of as little as 0.5°C may result in this protective mechanism being lost, a new study finds. (2016-04-14)

NASA infrared satellite data gives System 96S a fair shot at becoming a tropical cyclone
A low pressure area located a couple of hundred miles northwest of Western Australia appears in a better position for development into a tropical cyclone according to infrared NASA satellite imagery. Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite shows some strong convection in the low, named System 96S. (2011-02-10)

Dry air and cooler waters weakening Tropical Depression Lorenzo
GOES captured a visible image of Tropical Depression Lorenzo that showed very little convection happening throughout the system because dry air and cooler sea surface temperatures. (2013-10-24)

NASA sees dramatic temperatures around Tropical Depression 11W
Tropical Depression 11W appears as a huge and very cold area of clouds on infrared imagery from NASA. Infrared imagery basically provides temperature data of factors such as clouds and sea surface and there's quite a contrast between the two around Tropical Depression 11W. (2011-07-26)

RapidScat shows a dying Post-Tropical Storm Claudette
NASA's RapidScat instrument saw that Post-Tropical Storm Claudette's winds were waning with the exception of those in its southwestern quadrant. (2015-07-15)

Research re-examines strong hurricane studies
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have released a new study that strengthens the link between the increase in hurricane intensity and the increase in tropical sea surface temperature. It found that while factors such as wind shear do affect the intensity of individual storms or storm seasons, they don't account for the global 35-year increase in the number of the most intense hurricanes. (2006-03-16)

Sea temperature changes contributing to droughts
Fluctuations in sea surface temperature are a factor in causing persistent droughts in North America and around the Mediterranean, new research suggests. (2017-07-19)

Study explores atmospheric impact of declining Arctic sea ice
New research explores the impact of ice free seas on the planet's atmospheric circulation. (2013-05-28)

Pacific ocean temperature influences tornado activity in US, MU study finds
A University of Missouri researcher has found that the temperature of the Pacific Ocean could help scientists predict the type and location of tornado activity in the US. (2013-10-17)

NASA sees Tropical Storm Kirogi headed for cooler waters
Sea surface temperatures cooler than 80 degrees Fahrenheit can sap the strength from a tropical cyclone and Tropical Storm Kirogi is headed toward waters below that threshold on its track through the northwestern Pacific Ocean, according to data from NASA's Aqua satellite. (2012-08-09)

NASA finds Tropical Cyclone Joaninha maintaining an eye
Tropical Cyclone Joaninha is not yet ready to close its eye and weaken. Visible imagery from NASA's Terra satellite showed Tropical Cyclone Joaninha maintaining an eye thanks to low wind shear and warm sea surface temperatures. (2019-03-28)

NASA casts infrared eye on Southern Indian Ocean's Tropical Cyclone Claudia
The third tropical cyclone in the Southern Indian Ocean has been renamed Tropical Cyclone Claudia as NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead.The AIRS instrument on Aqua captured infrared imagery of Claudia over two days that showed the western quadrant is most powerful part of the cyclone. (2012-12-07)

NASA'S live tropical sea surface temperature Web site gives climate, hurricane clues
Sea surface temperatures give scientists information about ocean currents, climate, climate change and how a hurricane may evolve. Now, NASA has a Web page that provides frequent updates on changing ocean temperatures. (2006-10-12)

Sea-surface temps during last interglacial period like modern temps
Sea-surface temperatures during the last interglaciation period were like those of today, a new study reports. The trend is worrisome, as sea levels during the last interglacial period were between six and nine meters above their present height. (2017-01-19)

Ocean surface saltiness influences El Niño forecasts
NASA sponsored scientists have discovered by knowing the salt content of the ocean's surface, they may be able to improve the ability to predict El Nino events. Scientists, studying the western Pacific Ocean, find regional changes in the saltiness of surface ocean water correspond to changes in upper ocean heat content in the months preceding an El Nino event. Knowing the distribution of surface salinity may help predict events. (2003-01-29)

NASA takes Tropical Cyclone Nanuak's temperature
Tropical Cyclone Nanauk is holding its own for now as it moves through the Arabian Sea. NASA's Aqua satellite took its cloud top temperatures to determine its health. (2014-06-12)

CCNY's Nir Krakauer in monsoon research breakthrough
With average precipitation of 35 inches per four-month season over an area encompassing most of the Indian subcontinent, the South Asia summer monsoon is intense, only partly understood, and notoriously difficult to predict. Until now, according to findings by Nir Y. Krakauer, a City College of New York civil engineer. (2019-02-22)

This week from AGU: Research presented at the 2015 AGU Fall Meeting & mapping northern seas
New research shows that the tumultuous groundwater beneath northern Iceland's mist may hold the key to predicting future earthquakes in the region. (2015-12-30)

A NASA infrared baby picture of Tropical Depression 7E
Tropical Depression 7E formed in the Eastern Pacific Ocean during the morning of July 30, and a NASA satellite was overhead to get an infrared baby picture. NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the depression and saw strong, but fragmented thunderstorms around the center. (2013-07-30)

Arctic sea ice loss and the Eurasian winter cooling trend: Is there a link?
Are sea ice changes impacting weather patterns in non-Arctic regions? A new study demonstrates that the recent cooler temperature trends may simply be a consequence of random, chaotic variability of the atmosphere, and a warming trend may eventually resume. (2017-12-07)

Ice stream retreats under a cold climate
Warmer ocean surface triggered the ice retreat during The Younger Dryas. (2017-10-19)

Bering Sea chill yields fatter plankton, pollock diet changes
Despite a 30-year warming trend, the last three years in the Bering Sea have been the coldest on record. A University of Alaska Fairbanks scientist says that the cold temperatures have helped produce larger zooplankton in the Bering Sea, which may affect the way Walleye pollock feed. (2010-12-09)

NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Winston form
After Tropical Cyclone Winston formed between Vanuatu and Fiji in the Southern Pacific Ocean NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead and saw powerful thunderstorms had quickly developed. (2016-02-11)

Time series of infrared NASA images show Cyclone Evan's decline
Cyclone Evan is now far south of Fiji and wind shear and cooler sea surface temperatures have been taking their toll on the storm and weakening it. Infrared data from NASA's Aqua satellite has shown a quick decline in the storm's structure over one day. (2012-12-19)

NASA satellite sees tropical cyclone Irina headed for Mozambique
Visible and Infrared satellite imagery together provide a clearer picture of what a tropical cyclone is doing. NASA's Aqua satellite passed over newly strengthened Cyclone Irene and captured both types of images, which showed the extent and power of the storm. (2012-02-29)

Teleconnection between the tropical Pacific and Antarctica
The higher the seawater temperature in the tropical Pacific, the more likely ice breakup will occur in East Antarctica, according to Hokkaido University researchers. (2017-05-11)

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