Tag Archives: University of Hawaii

Claim: ‘Recent El Niño behavior is largely beyond natural variability’

From the University of Hawaii at Manoa: El Nino unusually active in the late 20th century Spawning droughts, floods, and other weather disturbances world-wide, the El Niño – Southern Oscillation (ENSO) impacts the daily life of millions of people. During … Continue reading

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New El Niño causal pattern discovered

From the University of Hawaii ‑ SOEST: Climate researchers discover new rhythm for El Niño El Niño wreaks havoc across the globe, shifting weather patterns that spawn droughts in some regions and floods in others. The impacts of this tropical … Continue reading

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Model says Hawaii will get 2-3 times the number of hurricanes – in contrast to other models saying the opposite

From the University of Hawaii ‑ SOEST, coin flip climatology? More hurricanes for Hawaii? News of a hurricane threat sends our hearts racing, glues us to the Internet for updates, and makes us rush to the store to stock up … Continue reading

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Hawaiians ‘won’t know what rainfall is’

Apologies in advance for the Vinerism. From the University of Hawaii ‑ SOEST, something that doesn’t seem to be a problem based on the past data I’ve found: Source: USGS It seems clear when you look at the peaks of … Continue reading

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Study: natural variation still rules monsoons

From the University of Hawaii ‑ SOEST Natural climate swings contribute more to increased monsoon rainfall than global warming Natural swings in the climate have significantly intensified Northern Hemisphere monsoon rainfall, showing that these swings must be taken into account … Continue reading

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Global warming – more complex than we thought

From the University of Hawaii ‑ SOEST, more modeling mania for the future. New research shows complexity of global warming Greenhouse gases versus solar heating Global warming from greenhouse gases affects rainfall patterns in the world differently than that from … Continue reading

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Tree rings as a proxy for historical ENSO reconstruction

From the University of Hawai’i’s International Pacific Research Center at Mānoa, comes this proxy reconstruction that does some similar things the infamous hockey stick reconstruction, but doesn’t need to pull any statistical “tricks” to make the case. Our old friend … Continue reading

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