Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

NOAA OceanAdapt tool shows how fish have migrated over time

NOAA has a new tool in their Climate Resiliency Toolkit which allows you to look at the migration of a variety of sea life over time. It’s called OceanAdapt and you can read about it at https://toolkit.climate.gov/tool/oceanadapt or go directly to the link at http://oceanadapt.rutgers.edu/regional_data/. It includes information for dozens…
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“The Sea Level Did, in Fact, Rise Faster in the Southeast U.S.”

According to a recent New York Times article, a recent study in Geophysical Research Letters has shown that sea levels in parts of the Southeast are rising at six times the global average rise. Scientists have proposed a new mechanism for this oddity: Two large-scale atmospheric patterns had intersected to push…
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“Racing the Storm: The Story of the Mobile Bay Sailing Disaster”

For those of you who like sailing and exciting stories, here is a story from Smithsonian magazine I ran across today on the Mobile Bay sailing disaster of 2015, when hurricane-force winds “swept more than 100 boaters into one of the worst sailing disasters in modern American history.” Surprisingly, it…
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