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Gulf of Maine 2050 International Symposium

The Gulf of Maine 2050 International Symposium will be held November 4-8, 2019 at The Westin Harborview in Portland, Maine. Registration is open and details can be found on the symposium website: https://www.gulfofmaine2050.org/

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Webinars available online

Several webinars hosted through the Signs of the Seasons program are now available for viewing online! Researching phenological change in Acadia National Park: from hikes to experimental gardens (YouTube video): Dr. Caitlin McDonough MacKenzie shares a research update on her work in Acadia National Park and introduces a new project that includes the use of […]

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Winter Climate Patterns and Outlook, Northeast Region

The Climate Prediction Center’s temperature outlook for winter 2017–18 indicates that the Northeast is more likely to experience above-normal temperatures. This is primarily linked to long-term climate trends. During La Niña winters, northern New England and portions of New York can be snowier than usual, while the Mid-Atlantic tends to be less snowy. Read the […]

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Hurricane Irma Forecast from the University of Maine

Curious about how Hurricane Irma is advancing? View the latest forecast from the University of Maine’s Climate Reanalyzer. The Climate Reanalyzer investigates climate and weather by utilizing and providing access to existing publicly-available datasets and models.

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New Research Shows Summer Lengthening in the Gulf of Maine

Summer in the Gulf of Maine is now longer and warmer than ever — as much as two months longer. New research by a team of scientists led by Andrew Thomas of the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences confirmed that surface water temperatures have increased over the last three decades, with the Gulf […]

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Wet Winter, Spring Alleviate Drought Conditions in State

Maine’s wet 2017 winter and spring eased the 2016 drought conditions, says Sean Birkel, University of Maine research assistant professor and Maine State Climatologist. Winter precipitation was 2.3 inches more than normal on a statewide average, he says, totaling 11.7 inches water equivalent. And spring precipitation was 2.5 inches above normal, totaling 12.3 inches water […]

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Ceramic Sculptor Highlights Impacts of Climate Change in Gulf of Maine

What do a ceramic sculptor, lobsterman, and climate scientist have to talk about? Find out Friday, July 7 at 5:30 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Church in Newcastle. University of Maine marine scientist Bob Steneck will join Port Clyde lobsterman Gerry Cushman and artist Nancy Selvin to view images of artist Paula Winokur’s towering installations inspired […]

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Early 2017 Continues to Set Heat Records

Early 2017 is continuing to set global heat records, according to independent monthly analyses of global temperatures at scientists by NOAA Centers for Environmental Information and NASA a monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York. Global surface temperatures are a key climate change indicator. […]

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Extent of Arctic Ice Lowest in 38 Years

A key climate change indicator, the extent of arctic sea ice, was at a record low maximum extent for the third straight year. This year, arctic sea ice reached it’s yearly maximum on March 7 when it obtained 5.57 million square miles. After March 7 sea ice started to decline with the start of the melt […]

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