Climate Facts

NEW! This publication explains how climate change is impacting and will continue to impact weather in the Corn Belt.Author Raymond Arritt's research encompasses mesoscale meteorology, regional climate, and aerobiology in the Departments of Agronomy and Geological and Atmospheric Sciences at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. OPEN this document.


Iowa State University Professor Raymond W. Arritt on Climate and Climate Change...
Transcript of Dr. Arritt's talk presented at the 2012 annual conference of the Climate and Corn-based Cropping Systems Coordinated Agricultural Project.

Climate Change Facts

What's the difference between weather and climate?

According to NASA, weather is what conditions of the atmosphere are over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere "behaves" over relatively long periods of time.

When we refer to climate we are referring to changes in long-term averages of daily weather.

2014 National Climate Assessment. Read how the Midwest is being affected by climate change... REPORT Check out our blog posts by state climatologists, for updates on how current weather and climate change are currently affecting Midwest crops.







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