Snowfall in South America

By using the keywords nieve and neve (instead of snow) many interesting articles can be found on the Internet Guest essay by Argiris Diamantis Snowfall, like the present snowfall in…

A Different Perspective of the Equatorial Pacific and ENSO Events

by Bob Tisdale It’s difficult to express how enormous El Niño and La Niña events are. Often, when discussing them, I’ll display a map of the tropical Pacific (see example…

New paper shows negative cloud feedback associated with SAM

A paper published Friday in the Journal of Geophysical Research (GRL) finds that a known and natural atmospheric oscillation, the Southern Annular Mode or SAM, is correlated with observed increases…

Strange bacteria found on South American volcanoes

From the University of Colorado at Boulder, proof that life can inhabit just about anywhere. CU-Boulder-led team finds microbes in extreme environment on South American volcanoes A team led by…

Do underwater volcanoes have an effect on ENSO?

I found this post interesting, especially after looking at some of the images that show what appears to be a tight hot spot upwelling off the coast of Costa Rica.…

Ocean temperatures can predict Amazon fire season severity

From the  NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center GREENBELT, Md. — By analyzing nearly a decade of satellite data, a team of scientists led by researchers from the University of California, Irvine…

Study on paleo rainfall records clearly shows existence of MWP and LIA in Southern Hemisphere

This study from the University of Pittsburgh and SUNY-Albany set out to illustrate how rainfall patterns changes with global temperature in South America. They found the link they were looking…