Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

70 years viewing Earth from space

Source: NASA

Forbes magazine had an interesting video this week highlighting the history of viewing Earth from space, starting with rocket-based photography in 1946 and continuing through satellites to human space flight to planetary explorers.  My major professor as a Master of Science student was Dr. Vernor Suomi, the “father” of satellite meteorology,…
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NOAA: Drought and La Niña updates

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While we’ve been watching the drought in the Southeast, many other areas of the country are also experiencing drought.  NOAA published a country-wide overview of the drought in these regions at https://www.climate.gov/news-features/featured-images/drought-building-places-other-california earlier this month. NOAA also provided an update on the current neutral conditions and the likely transition into La Niña…
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Upcoming online and in-person courses

managing for a changing climate

Here are a list of a few online and in-person courses that I have seen listed in recent weeks. The Warnell School of Forestry at UGA is offering an in-person course on “Managing Forest Health, Wildlife and Productivity” on October 4-5 in Athens, GA.  Course content will center on landscape-scale…
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The ‘Great American Eclipse’ is a year from today

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Exactly one year from today, a large part of the United States will see a solar eclipse of the sun as the moon passes between the Earth and the sun.  The path of totality will pass directly over northeast Georgia and most of South Carolina. There was a lot of…
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