For Utah, the most direct effect of a new Colorado River agreement between the United States and Mexico may be a rise in the water level at Lake Powell.
"The direct benefits will be more in the lower basin, but it will back water up to Lake Powell because of the coordinated reservoirs operating criteria," said Robert King, interstate streams section chief for the Utah Division of Water Resour ... read more >>
This program examines one of the most important processes that affect life on earth. The water cycle is covered from transpiration through evaporation to condensation, precipitation and run-off. This is an excellent introduction to a fast moving process that students see on a daily basis. ... read more >>
Come rain or shine, or even snow, some glaciers of the Himalayas will continue shrinking for many years to come.
The forecast by Brigham Young University geology professor Summer Rupper comes after her research on Bhutan, a region in the bull's-eye of the monsoonal Himalayas. Published in Geophysical Research Letters, Rupper's most conservative findings indicate that even if climate remained ste ... read more >>
Hurricane Sandy caused changes to the East coast of the US; Areal photos were taken before and after the superstorm to compare the changes and update existing models to better forecast future evacuation plans. ... read more >>
Continuing a hot trend, October was the fifth warmest across the globe since record keeping began in 1880. And climate scientists say it's likely, about 90 percent so, that 2012 will become the warmest year on record for the contiguous United States. The last 36 Octobers, including this one, have experienced global temperatures above the 20th-century average; in fact, the past 332 months have all ... read more >>
Climate change predictions foresaw Hurricane Sandy scenario for New York City - Capital Weather Gang
When researchers with the National Weather Service, working with the Army Corps [of Engineers], applied [their] model to New York City they discovered, to their great surprise, that the slope of the seabed and the shape of the New York Bight, where the coasts of New York and New Jersey meet, could amplify a surge to a depth far greater than if the same surge had occurred elsewhere. The studies sh ... read more >>
Reservoir levels and aquifers in the South East have returned to healthy levels, according to a water firm. Southern Water, which supplies Kent, Sussex and Hampshire, said very wet weather had helped replenish stocks. Reservoirs and aquifers were at average or above average levels but more rain was needed to fully recover from the recent drought, a spokesman said. ... read more >>
Climate Change . . . fact, or fiction? It's one of the most vigorously debated questions of our time, given more urgency in the eyes of many by the destruction wrought by superstorm Sandy. Our Cover Story is reported by David Pogue of The New York Times. ... read more >>
The ancient Maya civilization may have risen, and then fallen in response to climate change. The scientists report, after creating precise climate records going back 2,000 years, that the Maya Civilization got affected by the draught that hit the region changing the food and water supply. This caused more wars between cities. ... read more >>