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Zack Labe

@zlabe_

Climate scientist sharing data-driven stories

Princeton, NJ, USA

Climate Scientist (Atmospheric) PhD | Postdoc at Princeton University & NOAA GFDL | Be kind | He/Him | Views are my own | Passionate about improving science communication & accessibility through data My research interests coincide with disentangling patterns of climate change from climate variability, especially in the Arctic. Also, scary movie fan!

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  1. Friday - Ice Update

    Happy Friday! Enjoy the coming weekend! Here's your latest ice update - #Arctic sea ice extent is currently the 12th lowest on record (JAXA data)... about 30,000 km² above the 2010s mean about 300,000 km² below the 2000s mean about 770,000 km² below the 1990s mean about 1,310,000 km²
  2. Temperature anomalies over the last month (left), 3 months (center), and 12 months (right) in the Northern Hemisphere... Data from ECMWF ERA5 reanalysis at https://cds.climate.copernicus.eu/cdsapp#!/dataset/reanalysis-era5-single-levels-monthly-means?tab=overview
  3. March sea surface temperature anomalies over the last 100 years through 2024. While there is interannual variability, the overall warming is also clear. Data from ERSSTv5 at https://psl.noaa.gov/data/gridded/data.noaa.ersst.v5.html
  4. In the #Arctic , some of the largest temperature anomalies (in magnitude) last month were observed right over the Greenland Ice Sheet. This was mostly in response to the orientation of the large-scale atmospheric circulation. Data from https://cds.climate.copernicus.eu/cdsapp#!/dat
  5. Super excited to attend my first European Geosciences Union conference next week! I'll be sharing our new work on using a deep learning framework for the attribution of future radiative forcing scenarios:
  6. Last month was the warmest March on record globally in the GISTEMPv4 dataset too... #ClimateChange [(Preliminary) data/info: https://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/faq/ ]
  7. March 2024 - Global Mean Sea Surface Temperature

    Despite the now waning El Niño, the global mean sea surface temperature set a new record for the month of March this year... Graphic using NOAA ERSSTv5 data ( https://psl.noaa.gov/data/gridded/data.noaa.ersst.v5.html ). Methods detailed in https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0836.1 .
  8. March 2024 - Arctic Sea Ice Volume

    Last month's total #Arctic sea ice volume averaged the 4th lowest on record for the month of March... See more at https://zacklabe.com/arctic-sea-ice-volumethickness/
  9. My #Arctic sea-ice thickness and volume graphics are updated for March 2024 using PIOMAS data: #SciComm #DataViz #OpenScience #OpenData
  10. March 2024 - Global Mean Surface Temperature

    March 2024 is now the 10th consecutive month of new global temperature records 🔥 More info on March's climate summary from ECMWF ERA5 data: https://climate.copernicus.eu/surface-air-temperature-march-2024
  11. Monday - Ice Update

    Have a great rest of your week! Here's your Monday's ice update - #Arctic sea ice extent is currently the 14th lowest on record (JAXA data)... about 110,000 km² above the 2010s mean about 290,000 km² below the 2000s mean about 820,000 km² below the 1990s mean about 1,300,000 km² belo
  12. Another visualization design showing changes in monthly atmospheric global methane (CH₄; potent greenhouse gas) - just updated through all of 2023 Data from https://gml.noaa.gov/ccgg/trends_ch4/
  13. Last month continued to set another new monthly record (March 2024) for temperature anomalies in the Southern Hemisphere... Data from https://cds.climate.copernicus.eu/cdsapp#!/dataset/reanalysis-era5-single-levels-monthly-means?tab=overview
  14. My monthly #Arctic temperature graphics have been updated for March 2024, which was fairly average across much of the region:
  15. Global Methane Update

    Methane (CH₄; potent greenhouse gas) also reached another preliminary record high value for its latest monthly update (December 2023 - 1932.2 ppb ) December 2022's global methane abundance was 1924.6 ppb . Data freely available from https://gml.noaa.gov/ccgg/trends_ch4/
  16. Carbon Dioxide Monthly Update

    🚨 I have another record to share - carbon dioxide (CO₂) averaged a record high of 425.4 ppm in March 2024 10 years ago March averaged about 399.9 ppm Preliminary data: https://gml.noaa.gov/ccgg/trends/
  17. Friday - Ice Update

    Enjoy your weekend! Here's your Friday ice update - #Arctic sea ice extent is currently the 15th lowest on record (JAXA data)... about 150,000 km² above the 2010s mean about 240,000 km² below the 2000s mean about 780,000 km² below the 1990s mean about 1,240,000 km² below the 1980s me
  18. Monitoring Earth's rising temperature and variability along the way - updated through March 2024 Visualization available at https://zacklabe.com/climate-change-indicators/
  19. #Arctic air temperature rank by month over the satellite era - now updated through March 2024 Ranks: 1=warmest (red), 45/46=coldest (blue) Download visual: https://zacklabe.com/arctic-temperatures/ Data from: https://psl.noaa.gov/data/gridded/data.ncep.reanalysis.html
  20. While most of the region surrounding the sea ice edge is experiencing above average sea surface temperatures as of March 2024, the record ocean warmth globally has not been clearly observed in the Arctic region. Data from https://psl.noaa.gov/data/gridded/data.noaa.oisst.v2.highre

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