Welcome to the blog SeaAndSkyNY, a forum where scientists spill their thoughts on New York City’s atmosphere and waterways. Our city is a spectacular place for anyone interested in weather or oceanography, and we hope to convey our fascination about these topics here, in digital form.
Estuaries and tidal straits of every stripe run through or near New York City, from the Hudson to East River, Harlem River, Jamaica Bay, Long Island Sound, Newark Bay, and Kill van Kull. All told, 35% of the annexed area of New York City is water, and there is also the open Atlantic Ocean off our beaches.
New York City weather can vary quite markedly from the seashore to its most inland neighborhoods. The impact of the city on weather or atmospheric chemistry can sometimes be large, through the urban heat island effect, industrial emissions, or the simple mountain-like geometry of the skyline.
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