Antarctica is high and dry and mostly bitterly cold, and it’s easy to think of its ice and snow as locked away in a freezer, protected from melt except around its low-lying coasts and floating ice shelves. But that view may be wrong.
Is Antarctica Becoming More Like Greenland?
Better Wind Forecasts for Energy Industry
New research on wind behavior in complex terrain will improve forecasts for wind energy firms by 15-25 percent, and has already led to improved wind forecasts for the entire country, according to a 4-year study funded by NOAA and the U.S. Department of Energy.
Violent Crime Rates Rise in Warmer Winters
As global temperatures climb, warmer winters in parts of the country may set the scene for higher rates of violent crimes such as assault and robbery, according to a new CIRES study published in AGU's journal GeoHealth.