Daily Archives: August 3, 2010

Earth Braces for Solar Storm Tonite

NASA announced that a massive solar flare that erupted Sunday should strike Earth some time tonite in the early AM hours (Correction, has struck Earth, details follow). “This eruption is directed right at us and is expected to get here … Continue reading

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New carbon dioxide emissions model: “carbon dioxide emissions must be reduced to around zero by the end of the century”

Via press release from the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science New carbon dioxide emissions model Meteorologists have determined exactly how much carbon dioxide humans can emit into the atmosphere while ensuring that the earth does not heat … Continue reading

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Open Water At The North Pole

by Steven Goddard, We have been watching temperatures and webcam images closely at the NOAA North Pole drifting weather station this year. Except for a few days in early July, they have looked like the series of images below – … Continue reading

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UAH Global Temperature – still in a holding pattern

While Sea Surface Temperatures are cooling sharply as shown here, global surface temperature is still oscillating around 0.40 to 0.50C for the last four months. This is not surprising as the air temperature is strongly correlated with the SST but … Continue reading

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Global Sea Surface Temperature Cooling Continues

Above: Sea Surface Temperature anomaly map from NOAA/NESDIS.  Note the La Nina building in the Pacific. By Dr. Roy Spencer Sea Surface Temperatures (SSTs) measured by the AMSR-E instrument on NASA’s Aqua satellite continue the fall which began several months … Continue reading

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A new must read paper: McKitrick on GHCN and the quality of climate data

This new paper by Dr. Ross McKitrick of the University of Guelph is a comprehensive review of the GHCN surface and sea temperature data set. Unlike many papers (such as the phytoplankton paper in Nature, complete code is made available … Continue reading

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