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Global shallow groundwater from 2003 to 2021. Credits: NASA

Warming Makes Droughts, Extreme Wet Events More Frequent, Intense

Scientists have predicted that droughts and floods will become more frequent and severe as our planet warms and climate changes, but detecting this on regional and continental scales has proven difficult. Now a new UMD and NASA study confirms that major droughts and pluvials – periods of excessive precipitation and water storage on land – have indeed been occurring more often.

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A visualization of the southern ocean

Faster Warming of the Slope Sea

Alexey Mishonov, ESSIC/CISESS Associate Research Scientist and NOAA Affiliate, has a new article in press and published in the journal Limnology and Oceanography titled “Recent Warming and Decadal Variability of Gulf of Maine and Slope Water”.

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