SI-x code on GitHub!

Our SI-x code release is now on GitHub:
https://github.com/cornell-eas/SI-X

Stay tuned for future updates.

SI-x code on Matlab File Exchange

We've published our SI-x code on the Matlab File exchange:
http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/54679-extended-sprin...

Products page updated!


We've updated our products page with the latest results from calculating SI-x from PRISM and the NH dataset calculated from Berkeley Earth Tmin/Tmax: http://ecrl.eas.cornell.edu/node/11.

WATCH: Climate & Energy Game (EAS-1101)

Here is the animation of a possible future climate (2080) from the CESM Large Ensemble that I played at the end of class on Thursday in EAS1101 (Climate & Energy):

NMME ENSO forecasts

Author: Zack Labe
The latest NMME forecasts indicate that NINO regions 3+4 will both surpass the record 1997 Nino SSTs! I am sure we will be hearing a lot more about this in the coming weeks and months.

NMME Ensemble average (Kirtman 2014) for NINO3.4 SST predictions.



NMME Ensemble average (Kirtman 2014) for SST anomalies.

NMME Predictions

Author: Sophia Pitti-Daly

NMME Ensemble average (Kirtman 2014) for precipitation rate during this summer (JJA).

WATCH: blowtorch demo in the infrared

We used an infrared camera borrowed from the astronomy dept. to shoot this. A special thanks to James Lloyd, Terry Herter, and Marty Sullivan for the help pulling this off!

Go spring go!

A special note to NPN observers.


Timing of the the first leaf index (shading) and observer-based reports (dots, colors correspond to the same colorscale).

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