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Kilauea Glows
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Kilauea Glows

After three weeks of rest, lava started flowing again on Kilauea’s summit.

Published Jan 13, 2023

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2022 Tied for Fifth Warmest Year on Record
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2022 Tied for Fifth Warmest Year on Record

Earth in 2022 was about 1.11°C (2°F) warmer than the late 19th century average.

Published Jan 13, 2023

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Thinning of the Northeast Greenland Ice Stream
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Thinning of the Northeast Greenland Ice Stream

Greenland’s largest ice stream is expected to contribute more to sea level rise than models previously indicated.

Published Jan 7, 2023

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Weather Whiplash
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Weather Whiplash

The configuration of the polar vortex may have played a role in unleashing bitter cold followed by record warmth in North America.

Published Jan 4, 2023

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Net Radiation
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Net Radiation

Net radiation is the balance between incoming and outgoing energy at the top of the atmosphere. It is the total energy available to influence climate after light and heat are reflected, absorbed, or emitted by clouds and land.

Jul 2006 — Dec 2022

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