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Findings on Carbon Cycle Feed Climate Research
Michael Stukel (FSU) is taking a deep dive into the carbon cycle and investigating how carbon moves from the ocean surface to greater depths and then remains there for hundreds of years. Those findings could be critical to understanding climate change and how much carbon the Earth's atmosphere and oceans can store. In a recent paper, Stukel explains how carbon is transported to deeper waters and why it is happening more rapidly in certain areas of the ocean. More >
NOAA Regional Sea Level Scenarios Help Communities Prepare for Risks
Sea level rise is occurring worldwide, but not at the same rate everywhere. Differences will also likely continue in the future, so decision-makers need local information to assess their community's vulnerability. New scenarios developed by NOAA integrate updated global sea level rise scenarios with regional factors, such as changes in land elevations and ocean circulation, that influence sea level regionally. More >
NOAA State Climate Summaries
New NOAA State Climate Summaries were produced to meet a demand for state-level information in the wake of the Third U.S. National Climate Assessment, released in 2014. The summaries cover assessment topics directly related to NOAA's mission, specifically historical climate variations and trends, future climate model projections of climate conditions during the 21st century, and past and future conditions of sea level and coastal flooding.  Florida Summary >
Explaining Extreme Events of 2015 from a Climate Perspective
This 5th annual special report of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society continues to provide evidence that climate change is altering some extreme event risk. Without exception, all the heat-related events studied in this year's report were found to have been made more intense or likely due to human-induced climate change, and this was discernible even for those events strongly influenced by the 2015 El Niño.
Florida Annual Climate Summary for 2016
The Florida Climate Center has released their 2016 Annual Climate Summary for the state of Florida. Some highlights from the summary include: 2016 was the second-warmest year in the instrumental record statewide after 2015, and six of the 12 months ranked in their respective top-ten warmest. Particularly in areas that received less rainfall from Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew, the second half of the year was drier than the first half and included a record-dry November.
How to Inoculate the Public Against Misinformation About Climate Change
New research from Yale University investigated if and how public understanding of the scientific consensus on human-caused climate change can be protected against influential misinformation. Results from a large survey experiment indicate that preemptive "inoculation messages" can effectively protect public perceptions of the scientific consensus against misinformation across the political spectrum. More >
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Anandhi, A., & Blocksome, C. E. (2017). Developing adaptation strategies using an agroecosystem indicator: Variability in crop failure temperatures. Ecological Indicators, 76, 30-41.

Beal, L. M., & Elipot, S. (2016). Broadening not strengthening of the Agulhas Current since the early 1990s. Nature, 540(7634), 570-573.

Bhowmick, S. A., Agarwal, N., Ali, M. M., Kishtawal, C. M., & Sharma, R. (2016). Role of ocean heat content in boosting post-monsoon tropical storms over Bay of Bengal during La-Nina events. Climate Dynamics, .

Dechnik, B., Webster, J. M., Webb, G. E., Nothdurft, L., Dutton, A., Braga, J. - C., et al. (2017). The evolution of the Great Barrier Reef during the Last Interglacial Period. Global and Planetary Change, 149, 53-71.

Deng, C., Liu, P., Guo, S., Li, Z., & Wang, D. (2016). Identification of hydrological model parameter variation using ensemble Kalman filter. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20(12), 4949-4961.

Glaser, P. H., Siegel, D. I., Chanton, J. P., Reeve, A. S., Rosenberry, D. O., Corbett, J. E., et al. (2016). Climatic drivers for multidecadal shifts in solute transport and methane production zones within a large peat basin. Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 30(11), 1578-1598.

Glinton, M. R., Gray, S. L., Chagnon, J. M., & Morcrette, C. J. (2017). Modulation of precipitation by conditional symmetric instability release. Atmospheric Research, 185, 186-201.

Haigh, I. D., Wadey, M. P., Wahl, T., Ozsoy, O., Nicholls, R. J., Brown, J. M., et al. (2016). Spatial and temporal analysis of extreme sea level and storm surge events around the coastline of the UK. Sci. Data, 3, 160107.

Harborne, A. R., Rogers, A., Bozec, Y. - M., & Mumby, P. J. (2017). Multiple Stressors and the Functioning of Coral Reefs. Annu. Rev. Mar. Sci., 9(1), 445-468.

Holbach, H. M., & Bourass, M. A. (2017). Platform and Across-Swath Comparison of Vorticity Spectra From QuikSCAT, ASCAT-A, OSCAT, and ASCAT-B Scatterometers. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, .

Holland, D., Voytenko, D., Christianson, K., Dixon, T., Mei, J., Parizek, B., et al. (2016). An Intensive Observation of Calving at Helheim Glacier, East Greenland. Oceanog, 29(4), 46-61.

Hunt Jr., G. L., Drinkwater, K. F., Arrigo, K., Berge, J., Daly, K. L., ... Mueter, F. J., et al. (2016). Advection in polar and sub-polar environments: Impacts on high latitude marine ecosystems. Progress in Oceanography, 149, 40-81.

Khan, N. S., Ashe, E., Horton, B. P., Dutton, A., Kopp, R. E., Brocard, G., et al. (2017). Drivers of Holocene sea-level change in the Caribbean. Quaternary Science Reviews, 155, 13-36.

Kim, H., House, L. A., & Kim, T. K. (2016). Consumer perceptions of climate change and willingness to pay for mandatory implementation of low carbon labels: the case of South Korea. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 19(4), 129-144.

Lei, Y., Jiang, S., Wise Jr., S. W., Cui, Y., & Wang, Y. (2016). Contrasting response of the calcareous nannoplankton communities after the Eocene hyperthermal events in the tropical Atlantic Ocean. Marine Micropaleontology, 129, 24-31.

Markell, D. (2016). Emerging Legal and Institutional Responses to Sea-Level Rise in Florida and Beyond. Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, 42(1), 1-58.

Misra, V., Bhardwaj, A., & Noska, R. (2016). Understanding variations of the length and the seasonal rainfall anomalies of the Indian Summer Monsoon. J. Climate, early online release.

Nash, D. J., De Cort, G., Chase, B. M., Verschuren, D., Nicholson, S. E., Shanahan, T. M., et al. (2016). African hydroclimatic variability during the last 2000 years. Quaternary Science Reviews, 154, 1-22.

Ramirez, M. T., Allison, M. A., Bianchi, T. S., Cui, X., Savage, C., Schüller, S. E., et al. (2016). Modern deposition rates and patterns of organic carbon burial in Fiordland, New Zealand. Geophys. Res. Lett., 43(22), 11,768-11,776.

Regier, P., Briceño, H., & Jaffé, R. (2016). Long-term environmental drivers of DOC fluxes: Linkages between management, hydrology and climate in a subtropical coastal estuary. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 182, 112-122.

Sandhu, D., Singh, A., Fan, N., Wang, D., & Duranceau, S. J. (2016). Hydro-geomorphic response of Everglades to changing climate and anthropogenic activities. Journal of Hydrology, 543, 861-872.

Stukel, M. R., Aluwihare, L. I., Barbeau, K. A., Chekalyuk, A. M., Goericke, R., Miller, A. J., et al. (2016). Mesoscale ocean fronts enhance carbon export due to gravitational sinking and subduction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, early online release.

Tabachnick, W. J. (2016). Ecological effects on arbovirus-mosquito cycles of transmission. Current Opinion in Virology, 21, 124-131.

Torres, H., & Alsharif, K. (2016). Reflecting on resilience in Broward County, Florida: A newspaper content analysis about Hurricane Wilma recovery. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 19, 36-46.

Treuer, G., Koebele, E., Deslatte, A., Ernst, K., Garcia, M., & Manago, K. (2017). A narrative method for analyzing transitions in urban water management: The case of the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department. Water Resources Research, early online release.

Wang, R., Bowling, L. C., Cherkauer, K. A., Cibin, R., Her, Y., & Chaubey, I. (2017). Biophysical and hydrological effects of future climate change including trends in CO2, in the St. Joseph River watershed, Eastern Corn Belt. Agricultural Water Management, 180, 280-296.

Wentz., F. J., Ricciardulli, L., Rodrigues, E., Stiles, B. W., Bourassa, M. A., ... O'Neill, L. W., ... Fore, A. G., et al. (2017). Evaluating and Extending the Ocean Wind Climate Data Record. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, .

Yi, H., Krause, R. M., & Feiock, R. C. (2017). Back-pedaling or continuing quietly? Assessing the impact of ICLEI membership termination on cities' sustainability actions. Environmental Politics, 26(1), 138-160.

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