EOS Earth and Space Science News – April 2020

The EOS Earth and Space Science News magazine for April 2020 (Volume 101, No. 4) is now available for perusal.

This focuses on topics such as modelling under pressure, climate projections, climate risks, carbon, rainfall, carbon dioxide and much more.

EOS Science News by AGU
EOS Science News by AGU (April, 2020)

 

Persons wishing to view this issue can send me an email.

How Forest Structure Influences the Water Cycle

The article below, published in the EOS Earth and Space Science News by Kate Wheeling on October 15, 2019 highlights a research article from the Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, which discusses the relationship between forest structure and the water cycle.

Source: How Forest Structure Influences the Water Cycle

Advancing Climate Science and Response for Caribbean Islands

With climate change expected to impact the Caribbean, in terms of extreme weather conditions,  researchers at the last Climate Modellers Meeting Consortium, in the areas of climate dynamics and modeling, meteorology, water, among others, hope to make strides in the field of climate science using data produced within the region.

One can click on the following link below to get details from an article published by Kimberly A. Stephenson, Tannecia S. Stephenson and Abel Centella-Artola on 25 January, 2019 in the Earth and Space Science News Magazine (EOS 100)

 

Source: Advancing Climate Science and Response for Caribbean Islands

Caribbean Climate Outlook

Well folks I have been provided with the Caribbean Regional Climate Outlook Forum newsletter for January to June 2016, which provides both an overview of the climate outlook for January to June 2016, as well as, a look back on the climate impacts felt from September – November 2015.

I hope that many of you take the opportunity to view the outlook and encourage those around you to conserve water and practice water saving methods since Trinidad is expected to experience below to normal rainfall during this period.

 

CARICOF Newsletter

Rainfall and Temperature Outlook for Trinidad and Tobago

Have you been wondering why it’s so warm during the night for the past few weeks or so? Well, wonder no more. According to the Met Office’s Rainfall and Temperature Outlook for Trinidad and Tobago, this has been a result of wetter than average rainfall being favored and more clouds being present which allows heat to be trapped near the ground during the night.

I always knew that when rain fell, the atmosphere would be more humid but I really didn’t think about it affecting night time temperatures though.

For those of you wishing to view the “Rainfall and Temperature Outlook for Trinidad and Tobago” issued May 25 2015 by the Meteorological Organization of Trinidad and Tobago, if you haven’t already, to get an idea of the impacts, responses and likely outcomes you can view it by clicking the following link Rainfall and Temperature Outlook for Trinidad and Tobago.

I do hope that the outlook enlightens you as it has me and assists you in keeping informed about such matters.

Article on Adopt a River Programme

Many of you may have already heard on the office grapevine, that our very own Mr. Samm and Mr. Gosine have been interviewed on the Adopt a River programme, which has seen great success, as a means for helping persons take an active role in the quality of the water supply and our recreational areas.

If you haven’t read the article as yet, please click on the link below and enjoy 🙂

Young People Lend a Hand to Trinidad’s Ailing Watersheds by Jewel Fraser (IPS)