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Climate Update – Summer Report & Drought Conditions

The Gulf of Maine Region Quarterly Climate Report (June – August 2016) includes significant events, broad climate overviews, regional impacts, and a regional outlook. The 2016 summer was hot and dry across the northeast, and the hurricane season outlook is slightly elevated from initial predictions.

For a more detailed look at the drought conditions across the northeast, click here to view a 2-page NOAA report on the dry summer.


Research Highlights

Multivariate Modeling of Ticks, Climate, and Disease in Maine

Spring weather is driving Mainers and visitors outside to work and recreate, but it also signifies the start of tick season. This is an unfortunate combination as ticks are being found in greater numbers and across larger regions of Maine, making tick-borne diseases of increasing concern across the state. Susan Elias, a PhD student at UMaine’s Climate Change Institute, is working to improve multivariate modeling to inform strategies for adapting to the spread of tick- and mosquito-borne diseases in Maine. Read more about Elias and her tick modeling research.

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