Oceanic climate

SunLive – The Southern Oscillation Index … 1880-2021

Weather Eyewith John Maunder The Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) is a standardized index based on the pressure differences observed at sea level between Tahiti and Darwin, Australia. SOI is a prominent measure of the large-scale fluctuations in atmospheric pressure that occur between the western and eastern tropical Pacific (i.e., the …

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Letter: difficult conversations | Letters

From last year’s record-breaking fire season to poor ocean conditions, hotter summers, and reduced snowpack, it’s evident that the climates of the Pacific Northwest and the coast are changing. Earlier this year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s fisheries projected that climate change could cause the already low survival rates …

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Facebook fuels online climate disinformation, report says

Facebook Says Fighting Disinformation With Global Network of Independent Fact-Checking Partners, But Campaigners Say Containing Misleading Messages Is Not Enough Facebook is fueling climate misinformation around the world, allowing misleading claims and climate denial to circulate widely on its platform, according to a new report. The social media giant doesn’t …

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What is blue carbon? Definition and importance

“Blue carbon” refers to the large amounts of carbon dioxide that the Earth’s oceans absorb from the atmosphere. The name first appeared in the 1990s when scientists realized the importance of marine vegetation as important carbon sinks. In addition to forests, which store ‘green carbon’, coastal ecosystems such as mangroves, …

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