HKU marine biologist and international team unveil impacts of heatwave on reef fishes

The University of Hong Kong The marine heatwave of 2016 was one of longest and hottest thermal anomalies recorded on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, influencing multiple species of marine ectotherms, including coral reef fishes. Dr Celia Schunter from School of Biological Sciences and the Swire Institute of Marine Science (SWIMS), The University of…

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The Gestalt of Heat Waves

guest post by Clyde Spencer Abstract Tmax and Tmin time-series are examined to look for historical, empirical evidence to support the claim that heat waves will become more frequent, of longer duration, and with higher temperatures than in the past. The two primary parameters examined are the coefficient of variation and the difference between Tmax…

Heat Wave Hysteria? The Truth Shall Set You Free

Reposted from WeatherFacts By Chris Martz | July 20, 2019 Follow @ChrisMartzWX We’ve made it to mid-July and we are just now having our first major heat wave of the season here in the United States. A massive ridge of high pressure has built in over the southeast, which is dominating weather conditions almost everywhere…

How Cold Air Caused a Heatwave

Guest Post from Jim Steele From What’s Natural? Column published in Pacifica Tribune June 26, 2019 I was recently asked if the record June 2019 heat in the San Francisco Bay Area validated CO2 driven climate models. Surprisingly climate scientists have now demonstrated the heat wave was largely due to an intrusion of record cold…

Predicting heat waves? Look half a world away

When thunderstorms brew over the tropics, California heat wave soon to follow University of California – Davis When heavy rain falls over the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia and the eastern Pacific Ocean, it is a good indicator that temperatures in central California will reach 100°F in four to 16 days, according to a collaborative…

Hottest 4th of July Records

From: WeatherNation It’s that wonderful time of year, where we all look forward to celebrating our country’s birthday while sweating over a barbeque while the sun beats on our shoulders. Ahhhhh, July 4th. For most of the United States, it’s almost a guarantee that hot, summer-like temperatures will accompany the 4th of July. Always an…