Publications & Datasets

WHRC engages in science for impact that includes communicating the findings of our research and recommendations to the public and the policy community. Our scientists are engaged in the climate change conversation through events, media and policy engagement.

Monthly Newsletter

  Newsletter of Woods Hole Research Center
The good, the bad, and the ugly from COP23
WHRC delegation discusses forests and permafrost at UN Climate Conference
WHRC scientists lead Columbia River research expedition
WHRC researchers talk marshes, cranberries, mangroves, rivers at Coastal Conference
WHRC welcomes arctic scientist and Cape Cod rivers researcher
Upcoming event & WHRC in the news

Canopy Magazine & Annual Reports

   Canopy Magazine
Wildfire and climate change
Mapping nature’s climate solutions
Can science save Congo’s forests?
New Amazon forest monitoring program launches
ABoVE and beyond
Yukon River Delta imaging
From WHRC to the United Nations
WHRC on the road: sharing our research with the world
Financial reports

President’s Blog

  The good, the bad, and the ugly from COP23
Behind the scenes of the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, negotiators mainly focused on ironing out implementation rules of the landmark Paris Agreement. These can be very important, but are also very arcane, and don’t make for the most exciting media coverage. Despite the lack of big announcements, however, there was progress and good news.

WHRC Overview Brochure: web viewing version or printable version

This brochure provides a good overview of the work we do.

Policy Briefs

WHRC creates policy briefs to provide the climate policy community the scientific data they require.

Understanding Climate Change: A Primer

This primer provides a broad overview of the main issues of Climate Change. Additional resources and more specific information are available throughout the Our Work section of this website.
– The Greenhouse Effect
– Climate Change Fundamentals
– Human Impacts on Climate Change
– Climate Change Consequences
– References

Global Carbon Cycle Primer

There is a natural greenhouse effect when carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and other gases trap heat in the atmosphere and warm the Earth. The concentrations of these gases remained relatively constant from the 700s to the 1700s – the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. Since then, greenhouse gas concentrations have risen 44%, raising the Earth’s mean global temperature by 1.4°F.


Older datasets are available for access and/or download. Some will require registration, as stipulated by the grant supporting the project or by agreement with collaborating organizations.