Klosed in Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo State Hospital In an effort to add to the surfacestation.org survey coverage, I’ve been looking at a number of stations from the aerial vantage points available in Google Earth and Microsoft Live Maps. I particularly look for the stations that have Stevenson Screens, as those are the most visible and easy to spot from…

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Using the Dead to Fight AGW

by John Goetz In what seems to be a script straight from a Monty Python classic, the good folks of Santa Coloma de Gramenet in Spain seem to have found a rather novel use for the dead: as a tool in the fight against global warming. From the TimesOnline November 28, 2008 by Graham Keeley…

Black Friday Humor

ASOS station in Greenville, Alabama, Mac Crenshaw Memorial Airport Photo by: Howard Wiseman You’d think either the FAA or NOAA would get this cleaned up before surfcaestations.org volunteers have the opportunity to get such pictures. So, in the spirit of the “FAIL blog” I thought I’d offer this. To be fair, this looks like a…

Glaciers in Norway, Alaska, growing again

A glacial region in Norway (Source: NRK) Reposted from the DailyTech By: Mike Asher Scandinavian nation reverses trend, mirrors results in Alaska, elsewhere. After years of decline, glaciers in Norway are again growing, reports the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE). The actual magnitude of the growth, which appears to have begun over the…