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Volume 9 Number 10:  8 March 2006

Temperature Record of the Week
This issue's Temperature Record of the week is from Orogrande, NM.  Visit our U.S. Climate Data section to plot and view these data for yourself.

The Accelerated Disintegration of Greenland's Glaciers: What impact is it having on global sea level?

Medieval Warm Period Record of the Week
This issue's Level 3 Medieval Warm Period Record of the Week is from Crescent Island Crater Lake, Kenya.  To access the entire Medieval Warm Period Project's database, click here.

Subject Index Summary
Oceans (Regime Shifts): Abrupt shifts in the state of earth's climate that occur at intervals of approximately 25 years and are superimposed upon centennial- and millennial-scale climatic variability may be responsible for making the warmth of the past quarter-century appear so unusual.

Journal Reviews
Assessing Antarctica's Mass Balance Via Measurements of Time-Variable Gravity from Satellites: How good is the technique?

Greenland and Antarctic Contributions to Sea Level Rise: Just how great - or miniscule - are they?

Dying from Heat and Cold in King County, Washington, USA: The number of the county's heat-related deaths can't even begin to compare with the number of its cold-related deaths.

Effect of Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment on Nitrogen Fixation by Legumes: For practically every general rule there are exceptions; and in some cases, such as this one, other phenomena compensate for the exception.

Effect of Elevated CO2 on Micronutrient Uptake by Wheat: Does atmospheric CO2 enrichment increase or decrease the concentrations of important micronutrients found in the tissues of plants?