NOAA to announce State of the Climate in 2013 report findings

Posted: July 14, 2014

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On Thursday, July 17, scientists from the United States and New Zealand will announce key findings from a peer-reviewed State of the Climate study that examines temperature, precipitation and extreme events experienced around the world in 2013. The study will be published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

The State of the Climate in 2013 report, compiled by 425 scientists from 57 countries around the world, provides a detailed update on global climate indicators, notable weather events and other data collected by environmental monitoring stations and instruments on land, sea, ice and sky.


Thursday, July 17, 11:00 a.m. - Noon Eastern Time (U.S.)  


  • Opening remarks will be provided by Kathryn Sullivan, Ph.D., Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere & NOAA Administrator followed by editors and contributors from the study. 

    • Thomas Karl, L.H.D., director, NOAA's National Climatic Data Center and Chair of the Subcommittee on Global Change Research
    • Jessica Blunden, Ph.D., climatologist and lead editor, Contractor with ERT, Inc, at NOAA's National Climatic Data Center
    • James Renwick, Ph.D., associate professor, School of Geography, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
    • Martin Jeffries, Ph.D., Arctic science advisor & program officer for Arctic and global prediction, Office of Naval Research 


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